Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Civil War era CDV of child with her pet CAT

In Photographs > Cartes-De-Visite > Show & Tell and Animals > Cats > Show & Tell.
amazing2 of 30Antique Chinese Bronze CenserMALKEYS TINKER BELL NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE AND THE SKYS OF NEWCASTLE A PLACE I CALL HOME
25
Love it
2
Like it

Ms.CrystalShipMs.CrystalShip loves this.
Chicagokitty89Chicagokitty89 loves this.
yougottahavestuffyougottahavestuff loves this.
mrsb99mrsb99 loves this.
welzebubwelzebub loves this.
themusethemuse loves this.
Vynil33rpmVynil33rpm loves this.
kwqdkwqd loves this.
auraaura loves this.
FinallyRetiredFinallyRetired loves this.
dlpetersendlpetersen loves this.
Daddy_NobucksDaddy_Nobucks loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
kivatinitzkivatinitz loves this.
shareurpassionshareurpassion loves this.
TigraTigra loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
TheGateKeeperTheGateKeeper likes this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
VioletOrangeVioletOrange loves this.
Alan2310Alan2310 likes this.
SpiritBearSpiritBear loves this.
bobby725bobby725 loves this.
See 25 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 1 year ago

    scottvez
    (878 items)

    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.

    Reproduction of my images in any form is prohibited.

    logo
    Cartes-De-Visite
    See all
    100 CDV Carte De Visite Photo SLEEVES Pack/Lot ARCHIVAL SAFE Quality 1.5mil Poly
    100 CDV Carte De Visite Photo SLEEV...
    $9
    Two CDV Photo Albums with Civil War Soldiers. Flint and Port Hope, Michigan MI
    Two CDV Photo Albums with Civil War...
    $208
    Northfield Vermont Civil War Drummer Boys Smoking Dog Sits on Drum VT Soldiers
    Northfield Vermont Civil War Drumme...
    $111
    CDV Photo Album with Civil War Soldiers. Mostly Michigan Images. 51 Pix. PIP
    CDV Photo Album with Civil War Sold...
    $153
    logo
    100 CDV Carte De Visite Photo SLEEVES Pack/Lot ARCHIVAL SAFE Quality 1.5mil Poly
    100 CDV Carte De Visite Photo SLEEV...
    $9
    See all

    Comments

    1. SpiritBear, 1 year ago
      Hey, when I need to get a period-correct cat for my house, I know exactly what kind to get!
    2. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Good luck spirit!

      scott
    3. Alan2310 Alan2310, 1 year ago
      Beautiful picture Scott.

      Regards
      Alan
    4. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks alan-- appreciate you looking and commenting.

      scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thank again vo.

      scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks gate and tassie.

      scott
    7. racer4four racer4four, 1 year ago
      What an adorable face on that kid!
    8. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks racer-- appreciate you taking the time to comment.

      scott
    9. Tigra, 1 year ago
      Awesome!
    10. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks much tigra.

      scott
    11. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 1 year ago
      Her eyes must have been a bright blue! Amazing to see the cat as well and what about that stamp? It looks off center, is it worth anything???
    12. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks passion. I agree she must have had bright eyes.

      The revenue stamp just aids in dating an image. Some of the stamps are collectible and will increase the value of an image. Here are a couple of earlier postings that highlite some basic info on the revenue stamps:

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/31858-revenue-stamps-on-carte-de-visite-photog

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/110497-civil-war-revenue-tax-stamps-on-photogra

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/240738-unusual-revenue-tax-stamp-cancellations

      scott
    13. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks kiva.

      scott
    14. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      i love this photo too! but i can't help but suspect she may have turned into a crazy cat lady. i hope that i'm not being disrespectful, but i get that feeling each time i see her!
    15. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Yep-- she certainly may have gone that route cultcha!

      scott
    16. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks nobucks.

      scott
    17. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Thanks dlpetersen.

      scott
    18. filmnet filmnet, 1 year ago
      Hi Scott Steve Adams filmnet@comcast.net remember me.i moved with my wife in Charleston S.C.
      in 2014
      i lost my password just today i finally got an answer from here and now i am here!!!!!!!!!!! i see that this website was by a new company
    19. scottvez scottvez, 1 year ago
      Filmnet-- good to see you back on here. Hope that you weathered the storm and all is well.

      scott

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.