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Description

The pictorial envelope is from a set of five Civil War-era envelopes. The cartoon image depicts William Seward and Winfield Scott in boxing ring, where Abraham Lincoln has just defeated Jefferson Davis. It is printed in black ink on an off-white envelope.

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. / 4TH ROUND. / SEWARD: GENERAL, WHERE IS SECESSION NOW? / SCOTT: DON'T YOU SEE THAT GREASESPOT? / 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 figures on left: I HAVE TAKEN THE WORLD BY SURPRISE recto, below the figure on right: BOTTS. CRITTENDEN. / VIRGINIA AND KENTUCKY / MAY NOW BE HEARD IN BEHALF OF THE WHOLE UNION.

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

4794.4

Digital ID

FVW_04794.4

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 for Prize Envelope - Lincoln & Davis in 5 Rounds, 4th Round

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