Caricatures. Cartoons (humorous images). Engravings. Lithographs. Poems. Manuscripts -- United States -- 19th century. Scrapbooks.
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.
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.