New to My Collection: Give Me Paw!

This carte de visite by J.H. Crawford of Dixon, Ill., depicts a gentleman demonstrating the art of obedience with his dog in the photographer’s studio. A two-cent stamp on the back of the image is hand-cancelled with “G.H.K. 1866.” The presence of this stamp, levied by the federal government to help pay for the Civil War, was used on photographs between September 1864 and September 1866.

This portrait is now available on PinterestTumblr, and Flickr:
Give Me Paw!