Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Jennie Shively



Jennie Moore Shively
1848-1933
wife of David Shively

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful photo, Nancy . . . love the postage stamp!

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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.

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