Utah Bob #35998 Posted March 21 Share Posted March 21 A daguerreotype of a lady contained in a gotta perch a case wearing what was called a day dress. Her broach has been colored gold by the photographer. And in a broken leather case is this gentleman in typical 1850s-70s garb. When I removed the tintype from the case I found a 5 cent Internal Revenue tax stamp. They were instituted in 1861 when the war broke out and were used to pay taxes on certain items such as tobacco liquor etc. They were used until the 1880s. Why it’s in the case is a mystery. I’ve never seen that before. 7 8 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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