This man is 40 years old but is the size and has the mental age of a 10 year old. He has an unknown condition that makes him grow 1 year for every 4. He is blind but it is unknown whether it's related to his condition.
A woman with syphilis, pre penicillin. [Thank you, modern medicine. This stuff freaks me out, like ebola. People, please don't overuse antibiotics and please vaccinate your children. So many medicines are beginning to fail and I sure don't want to turn back the clock on measles, polio, etc.]
Union wounded at Brompton. Eric Mink: No single site in the Fredericksburg area received more attention from Civil War photographers than the John L. Marye plantation. Between May 19 and 20, 1864, no fewer than three photographers took nearly a dozen photographs at Brompton.