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Catalog Number 2000.3.1
Object Name Carte-de-visite
Title Captain Carter and Family
Description Portrait of husband and wife with baby. They are seated on backless stools. The woman holds a very young infant on her lap. The baby is dressed in a white gown. This carte-de-visite has a hand-cancelled Civil War revenue stamp on the reverse side.

From August 1964 to August 1866 the U.S. government instituted a law requiring that a tax stamp be attached to the backs of certain types of photograph and that it be cancelled by the selling establishment at the time of sale. The 2 cent revenue stamp was required for images costing less than 25 cents each. The blue 2 cent "playing cards" stamp was used during the summer of 1866. Images with this stamp can be specifically dated to the summer of that year.

The stamp is hand-cancelled with the initials, H E C. and dated Jan 7.

Date 1866
Copyright All rights belong to the PastPerfect Museum without restriction.
Collection Carter Family Collection
People Carter, John L.
Carter, Honoria Page
Carter, Lisbeth Anne
Search Terms Carter Family
Subjects Children & adults