Posted 2 years ago
These early CAT images are very hard to find.
This one features a child holding her cat in a dated Civil War era carte de visite.
The photograph is by Jacob Shew of San Francisco, California. The stamp cancellation dates the image to 6 FEB 1865-- still a few months to the end of the Civil War.
The girl has done an admirable job of holding the cat still.
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