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Description

The pictorial envelope depicts Abraham Lincoln's head as a falling comet in a starry sky. The envelope is cream and features red and blue ink. The envelope has some adhesive damage to its reverse.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861

Measurement

3 1/8 X 5 1/2 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink, paper, and adhesive

Inscription

recto: STAR OF THE NORTH, OR THE COMET OF 1861. verso: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1861, by Samuel C. Upham, 310 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, / in the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Creation Location

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

Work Type

pictorial envelope

Class

ephemera

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

2328

Digital ID

FVW_02328

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.

Star of the North, or the Comet of 1861

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