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    Posted 6 years ago

    betweenthe…
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    I recently acquired an intact Civil War era photo album. The photographs are in incredible condition for their age and are tintypes and carte de visites (CDV).

    The second photo shown here is known as the "Apotheosis," and it is actually a card inserted into the first page of the album. During the Civil War era, many photo albums had this picture (anonymous artist) as the first image one saw upon opening an album. It shows George Washington welcoming Abraham Lincoln into heaven. I was fascinated upon learning of this.

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    1. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Nice Civil War era photos. I love looking through these albums, searching for a prize image!

      scott
    2. Manikin Manikin, 6 years ago
      Love them all and how interesting about Washington and Lincoln I have never seen that image but the story is intriguing !
    3. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 6 years ago
      Thank you, scottvez and Manikin, vetraio50 and valentino97. Much appreciated! Scott, I am the same way. One never knows what one may find!
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 6 years ago
      Thank you, pops52 and bobby725.
    5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      The Lincoln Apotheosis view is fairly common-- often found in Civil War era albums.

      scott
    6. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 6 years ago
      Fantastic!!! Love all of them.....
    7. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much, TassieDevil! There are many more; this is just a small sampling.
    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 6 years ago
      Thank you, ttomtucker and valentino97. Much appreciated.
    9. Celiene Celiene, 6 years ago
      "Apotheosis (from Greek ????????? from ????????, apotheoun "to deify"; in Latin deificatio "making divine"; also called divinization and deification) is the glorification of a subject to divine level."

      Wow - I had no idea!
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      A belated thank you, racer4four, SEAN68, blunderbuss2, and jscott0363.
    11. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thank you, Caperkid and ho2cultcha.
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 5 years ago
      Thanks for the love, PostCardCollector!
    13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the love, officialfuel!

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