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CDV Photograph of Ohio Doctor with Civil War Stamp

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This is another nice item being offered, it is a Civil War period CDV of a doctor from Ohio. He is in the seated position wearing a frock coat and looking directly into the camera. The backmark on the photograph is “JAS. B. GROSS / Photographer / 96 Main St. Dayton, O.”. In pencil near the bottom it is identified as “Dr. Winters”. Also affixed to the back is a Civil War 2-cent stamp.

For a period of 2 years during the Civil War, there was a tax imposed by the Union on photographs. This tax was to help defray the costs generated by the War. The two cent blue proprietary stamp was used very commonly for this purpose. Finding the stamp on a CDV or any document goes a long way when ensuring the authenticity of the item, examples not on piece are always suspect.

The State of Ohio played a key role in providing troops, military officers, and supplies to the Union army. Due to its central location in the Northern United States and burgeoning population, Ohio was both politically and logistically important to the war effort. The third most populous state in the Union at the time, Ohio raised nearly 320,000 soldiers for the Union army, third behind only New York and Pennsylvania in total manpower contributed to the military. 

I am not sure exactly who Doctor Winters was, but it is certain he did experience the effects of the ongoing war either as a surgeon in the army or dealing with the wounded soldiers returning home. The CDV is untrimmed and in nice condition. (Free shipping)

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