Photo 17 Nov 50 notes thecivilwarparlor:

Drs. Chamberlin and Lyford Embalming 
Demonstrating the embalming technique to two Union officers.  Two previously embalmed soldiers in the coffins on sides of the tent, probably staged for the photographer.  Fee for embalming was $50 for an officer and $25 for an enlisted man. As the war continued and embalmers were in high demand, those figures rose to $80 and $30, respectively. 
Read more: Embalming comes in vogue during Civil War - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/2/the-father-of-modern-embalming/#ixzz2CS9FCzmU 

thecivilwarparlor:

Drs. Chamberlin and Lyford Embalming 

Demonstrating the embalming technique to two Union officers.  Two previously embalmed soldiers in the coffins on sides of the tent, probably staged for the photographer.  Fee for embalming was $50 for an officer and $25 for an enlisted man. As the war continued and embalmers were in high demand, those figures rose to $80 and $30, respectively. 

Read more: Embalming comes in vogue during Civil War - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/2/the-father-of-modern-embalming/#ixzz2CS9FCzmU 

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