Wonderful photo, Nancy . . . love the postage stamp!
Thanks Gini! Its actually a revenue stamp. The U.S. govt put a tax on photos for a few years during the Civil War to raise money to pay for it. I'd like to see them try that now!
How interesting and a great bit of little known information about the stamp. At least it's new to me, and I've read a great deal on the Civil War. Love the photo. I always scrutinize the backdrops in old photos...they can be very telling about where they were taken. I wonder if the color was done at the time of the photo or later. Thanks for sharing...it's a treasure.