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Civil War patriotic envelopes

Accession 1969.064

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
research@hagley.org

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Civil War patriotic envelopes (Accession 1969.064), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Civil War patriotic envelopes
Dates: 1861-1865
Accession Number: 1969.064
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Physical Description: 141 items : pictorial envelopes ; 3 x 5 in. or smaller.
Location: GL Box 7
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: In the mid-1850s major cities in the United States began publishing pictorial envelopes with patriotic themes. This collection consists of envelopes with printed cover illustrations from the American Civil War.
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Administrative Information


Acess Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

In the mid-1850s major cities in the United States began publishing pictorial envelopes with patriotic themes. The envelopes were popular during the Civil War, although production ceased before the end of the War.

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Scope and Content

This collection consists of envelopes with printed cover illustrations from the American Civil War. Topics include cartoon representations of soldiers and southerners, Union generals, Jefferson Davis, the U.S. flag, the Great Sanitary Fair, state emblems, patriotic symbols, and politcal cartoons.

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Access Points

Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889--Caricatures and cartoons.
Flags--United States.
Great Central Fair for the United States Sanitary Commission. (1864: Philadelphia, Pa.)
Patriotic envelopes.
Patriotic envelopes.
Patriotism--United States.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Caricatures and cartoons.
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