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A Couple Of Interesting Civil War Cdvs (Carte DE Visite)

 
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It's been a while since I posted anything new. I haven't had much time for stamp collecting activities lately, and what little I've had hasn't been spent on U.S. material (shocking!).

Here are three CDVs from the 2-year taxation period (August 1, 1864 through July 31, 1866) that I found interesting for different reasons.

First is a CDV that I purchased for the subject matter rather than the stamp or cancel, although the 2-cent orange Proprietary is a better stamp. I've always found non-portrait CDVs to be fascinating, whether they were artwork productions, political cartoons of the era, photos of objects, etc.

This CDV depicts a famous painting, Robert Walter Weir's "The Embarkation of the Pilgrims", painted in 1857, which currently hangs in the United States Capitol rotunda.




Next is one that finally attributes a fancy cancel that I've been wanting to identify for several years, photographer Francis Forshew of Hudson, New York.




And lastly, one that I wish was in a bit better condition, with a military subject, that showcases a large-format shield cancel, from J. Norris Greene, a photographer in Geneseo, Illinois.

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And lastly, one that I wish was in a bit better condition, with a military subject, that showcases a large-format shield cancel, from J. Norris Greene, a photographer in Geneseo, Illinois.


Sydney (sic) should be Sidney ?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_S._Robinson
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REVENUECOLLECTOR --Thanks for posting!

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Capt. Sidney T. Robinson mustered into the 14th Illinois Cavalry Regiment (Company L) as a Private on Jan. 7, 1863. He was transferred to the 5th U.S. Colored Cavalry Regiment on Dec. 14, 1864 as a First Lieutenant. He left the regiment as a Captain.
https://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org...cav_014.html
http://5thuscc.net/
I couldn't find a connection between the 6th Kentucky Regiment and Robinson.

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Next is one that finally attributes a fancy cancel that I've been wanting to identify for several years...


Being able to identify a long-unknown cancel is a great joy.
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