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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. / 2ND ROUND. / LINCOLN: GO BACK YOU DOG TO THE JUNCTION / "I'LL CALL ON YOU THERE SOON" / DAVIS: "BEAUREGARD, LET'S FALL BACK ON RICHMOND" / 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: SECESSION IS LOOKING SMALLER / WE SHALL SOON STRIP IT / WHAT STRATEGIC MOVEMENT IS THIS / ONLY / RETREATING IN GOOD ORDER / NO SOLFERINO HERE / WE ARE DRIFTING INTO ROUGH WATER 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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