Fred Rosen
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Fred Rosen Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

It was the most bizarre sight that a professional photographer had ever seen. When 44-year-old Alexander Gardner got to the Federal Navy Yard in Brooklyn on the morning of April 26, 1865, he found all of his photographic subjects had their heads covered with canvas hoods. Even more bizarrely, it was the Federal government that had sent him there, to photograph for history the...