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    Posted 6 years ago

    Armyeng
    (18 items)

    This was my mothers on the bottom of the front it says "Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1864 by M.B. Brady in the clerks office of the district Court for the ____ district of New York" In that blank spot looks like 20 or so but I cannot tell.

    On the back it says "Compliments of Charles S Stratton" and " Compliments of Lavinia Warren Stratton"

    Anyone know any more bout this?

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Circus folks Tom Thumb and his wife Lavinia-- they were very popular as a sideshow attraction.

      Your photo is called a carte de visite or CDV for short and they were collected and traded in a similar fashion to baseball cards.

      Your particular photo dates from the Civil War era and more specifically to AUG 64- JUL 66 due to the revenue stamp on the back.

      scott
    2. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      One more detail: the "signatures" on the back are printed and not hand signed.

      scott
    3. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Really cool post!
    4. Armyeng Armyeng, 6 years ago
      Thanks for all the info scottvez and for all the love from everyone my mom loved it too
    5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Also, welcome to Collector's Weekly.

      Are you at Polk? Not one of my favorite Army locations!

      scott (Retired Infantry)
    6. Jewels Jewels, 6 years ago
      Great photo! Welcome to CW! If you are at Polk, as Scott asked, I have heard there are a lot of good antiquing possibilities there...:)
    7. Armyeng Armyeng, 6 years ago
      Thanks for the welcomes and yes Polk was my last duty station and I just stayed around ...........just retired after 23 years

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