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Scrapbook of Civil War envelopes, 1861-1875.

Publication:
1861-1875.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
1 v. + 23 items ; col. ill. ; 35 x 20 cm.
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Subjects:
Flags -- United States -- Pictorial works.
Poetry.
African Americans -- Pictorial works.
Women -- Pictorial works.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pictorial works.
Form/Genre:
Caricatures.
Cartoons (humorous images).
Engravings.
Lithographs.
Poems.
Manuscripts -- United States -- 19th century.
Scrapbooks.
Summary:
Illustrated envelopes or patriotic covers from the Civil War era, with cartoons, caricatures, poetry, allegorical figures, and flags; most represent the Union; a few pages at the end have secessionist envelopes and emblems. Some of the images depict African Americans and women.
Notes:
Comprises approximately 480 envelopes, plus 23 envelopes detached in folder.
One item is a Happy New Year cover for 1875, addressed to J. H. Johnson, Philadelphia; most dated items are 1861.
Binding: half leather, covers detached.
Penn Provenance:
Gift of Dr. Samuel W. Fernberger, 1948.
Contributor:
Johnson, J. H.
Fernberger, Samuel Weiller, 1887-1956. , Former owner