Embalming Surgeon at Work on the Battlefield

This is Dr. Richard Burr, Surgeon of the Army of the James, an embalming surgeon who sometimes prepared as many as one hundred bodies a day for shipment home, "free from odor or infection."

Date:
1863 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Albumen Print
Item#:
MES09952
Photographer:
Alexander Gardner
Height:
1816px
Width:
1890px
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