Artifacts

Title

Nightmare

Creator

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Description

The object is a Civil War-era patriotic envelope. On the envelope's font, an image represents Varina Davis stretching in bed. It is printed on an off-white envelope in red ink.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1800s

Measurement

3 1/8 X 5 3/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper and adhesive

Inscription

recto, beneath image: NIGHTMARE. / Mrs. David dreaming she saw her husband / with a rope around his neck.

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

5385

Digital ID

FVW_05385

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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