Posted 9 years ago
I found this item for a couple of dollars at a flea market years ago. I really just bought it mostly for the case. The case was already in two pieces. At one time I used to place old black and white family photos in the case (while saving the original tintype to replace at a later date).
What makes this one different is as I gently lifted up the original photo of a lady in a fancy dress, I found a carefully saved newspaper scrap which describes a Civil War battle (both sides). I assume it is from a Northern newspaper judging from the teminology used ("Federal governement, Rebel Guerrilla"). I cant see a specific date or location in the newspaper article. It is ripped at an angle and it is difficult read in its' entirety.
Postscript: I flipped over the newspaper clipping in case anyone in interested. I think the other side was the part which described the battle
Once I removed the newspaper clipping, I found my favorite part. In very Victorian feminine handwriting it says "Remember me as your truest and in my virtue ever trust"
(I often wonder if Laura ever got her man back after the war....)