Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cigar Tax Stamps

(National Cigar Museum) Wars require money and willing young men, and the US Civil War was no exception. To raise money, Lincoln’s war time congress taxed a range of items including newspapers, matches, perfume, photographs, medicine, narcotics, canned food, beer, wine, liquor, tobacco and cigars. Continued

Illustration: Library of Congress

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