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The pictorial envelope is from a set of five Civil War-era envelopes. The cartoon image depicts Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in boxing ring, with crowd of onlookers, who are commenting on the action. It is printed in black ink on an off-white envelope.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
Approximate Creation Date
3 1/4 X 5 3/4 inches
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ink on paper and adhesive
recto: CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS. / 3D ROUND. / LINCOLN:"I WILL SOON SMOTHER THOSE PIRATES" / 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, above the crowd, from left to right: SEE THOSE BALLS ROLLING / GENERAL THAT'S SECESSION'S LAST KICK / EFFECTUAL TOO! I AM OFF, GARIBALDI WANTS ME / BLOCKADED / LET'S GO HOME BOYS / DAMN PICKENS! / SOUTH CAROLINA AND SUMPTER TOO! / WELL, COBB, SHALL WE CALL AND SEE PICKENS? recto, in illustration, on box at bottom right: COTTON
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; 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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