So we have a very good indicator for about a 2-year period in the mid-1860s in the northern states and areas controlled by Federal forces.
The photographer was susposed to cancel the stamp by initialing it. The American Civil War has been called the first modern war because of the number of men involved, the sweeping movements, the use of trains and telegraphs, and the increasing sophistication of the weaponery including rifled artillery, repeating weapons and iron-clad ships.
Notice how the photographer has initialed over it as a cancellation, presumably Mr. The one thing we do not know is how extensively photographrs complied.
A crisp cdv-sized albumen photograph of Howard, probably from the studio of Mathew Brady, mounted on a piece of 1860's lined paper from the US Department of Agriculture (dating, photographer and mounting information compiled from pieces of information from other images in the same series). 5.00 From The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress: HOWARD, Jacob Merritt (1805-1871), a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; born in Shaftsbury, Bennington County, Vt., July 10, 1805; attended the district schools and the academies of Bennington and Brattleboro; graduated from Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., in 1830; studied law; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1832; admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice in Detroit; city attorney of Detroit in 1834; member, State house of representatives 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1841-March 3, 1843); was not a candidate for renomination in 1842; helped draw up the platform of the first Republican convention in 1854; attorney general of Michigan 1855-1861; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Kinsley S.
Johns College, Annapolis, Md., 1811; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1815 and commenced practice in Upper Marlboro; deputy attorney general of Maryland 1816-1817; moved to Baltimore in 1817; appointed chief commissioner of insolvent debtors of Maryland in 1817; member, State senate 1821-1829; resumed the practice of law in Baltimore; elected to the United States Senate as a Whig and served from March 4, 1845, to March 7, 1849, when he resigned to become Attorney General; appointed by President Zachary Taylor Attorney General of the United States 1849-1850; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.
C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; member, State house of representatives 1860-1861; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1863, to July 10, 1868, when he resigned; United States Minister to England in 18; returned to Baltimore, Md., where he resumed the practice of his profession; compiler of the reports of decisions of the Maryland Court of Appeals; died in Annapolis, Md., February 10, 1876; interment in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Md.
In 1854, a photographer in France, André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri, patented in Paris a method of printing small photographs on paper which were then mounted on thicker paper.
CDVs were traded among friends, and acquiring the CDVs of such famous people as Napoleon or Sojourner Truth was also popular in Europe and America, giving rise to the expression "cardomania." During the American Civil War these were enormously popular, allowing soldiers to carry images of their loved ones and to send their own images home.