Schervee and Bushong Studios Van Alstyne, TX | John Chester Bushong, Freud, Carl Jung

During his career, Chester photographed many famous personalities and figures. But in September 1909, the studio of Schervee and Bushong was commissioned to take the group photo for a series of lectures at Clark University, Worcester, that was quite noteworthy. They were given by the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud on the discipline of psychoanalysis at Clark’s Psychology, Pedagogy and School Hygiene Conference. So it was either Mr Schervee or Chester who took the group portrait with forty-two participants that turned out to be a “who’s who” of the pioneers of psychiatry and psychology, including Freud, Jung, Ferenczi, William James, Franz Boas, and others. The firm continued until 1910, when it was dissolved. – By Mark Bushong, May 2014

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This photo of Bushong was taken above City Drug, which was in operation then as now.

This photo of Bushong was taken above City Drug, which was in operation then as now.

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