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Posted 2 years ago

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scottvez
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Sometimes what appears to be a somewhat mundane and common photograph will have an interesting inscription, back mark, or other interesting detail revealed upon closer inspection.

That is the case with this carte de visite (CDV). At first glance it appears to be one of the thousands of typical Civil War era CDVs that are available on the market at any given time.

The back of the image tells a different story.

The photograph bears the date of one of the most significant dates in US History. On the early morning of 15 APR 1865, President Lincoln died after being shot the evening before.

The photograph was taken by William McHenry of Freeport, Illinois. I can only imagine the rumors, news and eventually feelings of mourning and loss that filled that historic day.

Reproduction of these images in any form is not authorized.

scott

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  1. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking manikin.

    scott
  2. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking rniederman and mikko.

    scott
  3. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again official and pw.

    scott
  4. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking walksoftly.

    scott
  5. tlmbaran tlmbaran, 2 years ago
    Thats a great link Scott...I would have missed that my self! Great find!
  6. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking and commenting tlmbaran. I am a hardcore "Photo Revenue Stamp" collector. Few in the antique photo field find the same fascination in the stamps as I do.

    scott
  7. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking senchi.

    scott
  8. senchi senchi, 2 years ago
    nice story Scott!! I am checking out, and reading my post cards collection these days....it is so interesting to speculate and imagine all these people and situations back than :)
  9. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks again senchi!

    scott
  10. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks antiquesareamazing.

    scott
  11. scottvez scottvez, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking official!

    scott
  12. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
    Thanks again for looking smiata!

    scott

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