“Chatham Mansion, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Where George Washington and Robert E. Lee did their courting. Lincoln visited here during the battle of Fredericksburg. Said to be the only existing roof which sheltered both Washington and Lincoln.”, 08/22/1929
During a nearly 40-year career with the Department of Agriculture,
George W. Ackerman (1884-1962) estimated that he took over 50,000
photographs. Ackerman began working as a photographer for the Bureau of Plant Industry in 1910 at a salary of $900 a year.