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Creator Role

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Description

The pictorial envelope is from a set of five Civil War-era envelopes. It depicts a cartoon image of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in boxing ring with a crowd of onlookers and caption at bottom. It is an off-white envelope that is printed in black ink.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

1861

Measurement

3 1/4 X 5 3/4 inches

Materials and Techniques Display

ink on paper and adhesive

Inscription

recto: CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS. / 1ST ROUND. / LINCOLN: I USE NO MORE FORCE THAN NECESSARY / DAVIS: LET ME ALONE! / Published by J. H. Tingley 152 1/2 Fulton ST. N.Y. / Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1861 by T.S. Peirce in the Clerks Office of the Southern District of New York. recto, in illustration, above two soldiers at top right: BELLIGERENTS! recto, in illustration, on box at bottom right: COTTON

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

4794.1

Digital ID

FVW_04794.1

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.

Champion Prize Envelope - Lincoln and Davis in 5 Rounds, 1st Round

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