Tax Stamps

Taxation on many items was in effect through most of the Civil War in order to support the cost of the conflict. From August 1, 1864 through July 31, 1866, photography, which was a luxury item, was added to the list of taxed items.

15. The Japanese Embassy in New York.

The Seventh Regiment arrive in front of the Metropolitan to escort the Embassy to the City Hall, June 18, 1860. Two tax stamps on verso, 1-cent and 2-cent.

26.

Sloop Under Way. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

81.

Up Broadway from the Pacific Bank.┬áSign for Anthony’s Gallery in view at the top of his 501 Broadway building. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

87.

Up Broadway from Between Grand and Broome Sts.┬áSign for Anthony’s Gallery in view at the top of his 501 Broadway building. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

235.

Scene at Jersey City Ferry, Foot of Courtlandt St., North River, New-York. 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso.

239.

Scene on the East River. Sloop with Top Sails Set, Sailing Past Blackwell’s Island. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

291.

Broadway from Barnum’s Museum, Looking North. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

297.

Broadway from the Balcony of the Metropolitan, Looking North, the La Farge Hotel in the Distance. 2-cent cancelled tax stamp on verso.

313.

Park Row from Tryon Row, the City Hall Park on the Right, Showing the Times Building and a distant view of St. Paul’s Church. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

321.

Broadway from Barnum’s Museum, Looking North. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

433.

Fourth of July in and about New York. The Highlanders marching in Tryon Row, July 4th, 1860. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

708.

View in New-York Harbor, taken from on board a Clipper Ship. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

892.

Broadway, looking North from Barnum’s Museum. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

906.

New-York Bay from the Barge Office, looking North-West. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

912.

New York Academy of Music, corner 14th Street and Irving Place. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

920.

The Return of the New York 69th Regiment, N.Y.S.N.G. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

920.

The Return of the New York 69th Regiment, N.Y.S.N.G. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1055.

The Valley. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1060.

The Lake, from the Circle. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1075.

The Mall, Looking North.

1077.

The Lake, with the Bow Bridge in the distance. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1078.

Grounds East of Mall, now temporarily occupied by animals for the Zoological collection. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1083.

The Lake and Bow Bridge, from the West. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1084.

Rustic Boat Landing, West of the Circle. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1096.

Transverse Road No. 2, South of Old Reservoir. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1100.

The Cave, from the Ramble. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1101.

From under the Cave, looking South-Westerly. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1102.

The Cave. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1103.

Schiller. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1105.

Cascade, North of the Meadows. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1106.

From inside the Summer House north of the Arsenal. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1108.

A Music Day on the Park. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1109.

The Black Swans. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1110.

Lake with Swans. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1111.

Swans on the Lake. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1112.

Swan and Cygnet. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1114.

Swans at the Lake Shore. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1117.

Looking N.E. from the Carriage Circle. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1119.

Steps South of Cave, as seen from Inside the Cave. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1124.

Bronze Group of Eagles and Alpine Goat, West of the Mall. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1125.

The Old Convent Buildings, known as Mt. St. Vincent. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1126.

The Old Convent Buildings, known as Mt. St. Vincent, in the Park, now used as a Hospital for U.S. Wounded Soldiers. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1129.

From the Vine clad Walk, looking North-East. Partial tax stamp on verso.

1130.

View from Vine Clad Walk. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1133.

The Vine Clad Walk. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1139.

View in the Ramble. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1141.

Archway over Bridle Road and Walk, west of old Reservoir. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1143.

Archway over Bridle Road west of the Play Ground. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1144.

Beauties of the Pond–59th St. & 5th Avenue. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

1149.

Archway over Bridle Road North-West of the Pond. 2-cent tax stamp on verso.

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