1860 J.J. Wadsworth Civil War CDV Photo, Chicago, Cook County Illinois
On front: "J.J. Wadsworth" is handwritten in old period pencil script at bottom. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV Carte de visite Photo. Photographer: E.R. Gard, 102 Lake St, Chicago, Illinois (known to be photographer Emery Gard, Emery R. Gard)
NOTE: In 1864-66 the US government taxed photography to help pay for the American Civil war. Revenue stamps were placed on the back of photos, and cancelled by the photographer. CDV's with revenue stamps are collectible in their own right for stamp collectors and vintage photography collectors. It is a wonderful way to date a Civil War era photograph. This CDV has a green two cent revenue stamp with George Washington on it.
JJ Wadsworth wears full sideburns, a fad of the Civil War era. From wiki: On the history of sideburns, they were "named after Civil War general Ambrose Burnside, a man known for his unusual facial hairstyle that connected thick sideburns by way of a moustache, but left the chin clean-shaven." A wonderful historical Illinois Wadsworth family piece, found in Franklin County, Massachusetts. He may also have some New England ties.
Size 2.5 x 4 inches
Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)
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