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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
2 3/8 X 5 5/8 inches
Materials and Techniques Display
ink on paper
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
Bell, John, 1796-1869; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
[Physical ID#]: [Title], Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana, Mississippi State University Libraries.
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)
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