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The Burns Archive

140 East 38th St., New York, NY 10016

The Burns Archive is the world’s largest private collection of early medical photography and historic photographs, housing over one million photographs. While it primarily contains images related to medical practises, it is also famous for photographs depicting 'the darker side of life'. Other themes prevalent throughout the collection involve death, crime, racism, and war.

The Archive has provided images and other assistance for numerous films and TV shows, including "The Knick" on Cinemax as well as "The Others" (2001), "Total Recall" (1990),"The Silence of the Lambs" (1991), "Gangs of New York" (2002), "Men in Black 3" (2012), "Jacob's Ladder" (1990), and "Mother Night" (1996). The archive is not open to the public, but it offers private tours by appontment. Images can be licensed as stock photography, and the Archive publishes books with photos curated from the collection.

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