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The Letter - Carte de Visite of Three Women and a Man

This carte de visite is blind stamped "Pollock". This Pollock embossed stamp is by Henry Pollock of Baltimore. A man and woman stand behind a studio window while two young women sit looking at a sheet of paper. The back carries a 3 cent green revenue stamp that places it during the American Civil War. I am tempted to imagine a family reading a letter from a soldier.

 

Although the window and column suggest that they are outside the carpet pattern in the foreground and the legs on castors of a rolling reflector say they are in the studio.

  

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Uploaded on July 7, 2012