Artifacts

Creator

D. Murphy's Son

Files

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Creator Role

printer

Description

The object is a Civil War-era patriotic envelope. It depicts an image of a skull, snake, and plume as symbols of secession. It is printed on off-white paper in black ink.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861-1865

Measurement

3 1/8 X 5 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper and adhesive

Inscription

Recto, around image: Vanity, Treachery & Death. / SECESSION EMBLEMS. recto, vertical along left side: D. Murphy's Son, Print. 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Sts. N.Y.

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

pictorial envelope

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

5384

Digital ID

FVW_05384

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries.

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

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