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The object is a Civil War-era patriotic envelope that depicts a bust portrait of secessionist John Bell. It is printed on off-white paper with black ink. Ref: Weiss PNM 2.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Earliest

January 1861

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1860s

Measurement

2 3/8 X 5 5/8 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper

Inscription

recto, vertical on far left: JOHN BELL, in a recent secession speech at Knoxville, / said, "He had been surprised that any friend of / his could suppose for a moment, that when this / great contest had become, as it had now done, a war between the North and the South, he could be found occupying any other position than that of for the South." recto, beneath portrait, printed signature: Jno. Bell

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

5502

Digital ID

FVW_05502

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.

John Bell Pictorial Envelope

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