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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.
Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams
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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. / 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
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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