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Matted and ready to pop into a standard frame: This unique antique view is a 5" x 7" photo print is from the civil war era and depicts Dr. Chamberlain & Lyford demonstrating their embalming technique.
========================================= More info from civilwarundertaker . net:
A new profession emerged during the early years of the War called the "embalming surgeon". These men were usually surgeons who had learned the embalming procedure either from Dr. Holmes himself, or from one of his protégés. As time passed the undertaker began to see the potential of the embalming procedure for his profession. Thus many of them began learning the procedure. Slowly embalming became an integral part of the undertaking business offering, although it did take some years before it became commonplace. In the photo above Drs. Chamberlain and Lyford appear to be demonstrating the embalming technique to two Union officers. Note the two previously embalmed soldiers in the coffins on either side of the tent. This may have merely been staged for the photographer. The field setup pictured might be very typical of that found near a battlefield or field hospital. ============================================
This wonderful reproduction of the original printed graphic is crisply printed on matte finish heavy photo paper. This piece includes a white acid-free matte and is ready to be popped into a standard 8" x 10" frame, which can be bought anywhere locally. Graphic area fits the 5" x 7" opening of the matte.
Image included here is low-quality for quick loading on the net with a watermark across, which will not be on your print.
Makes a terrific gift for the collector or an addition to your collection!
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