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The pictorial envelope is from a set of five Civil War-era envelopes. The cartoon image depicts Abraham Lincoln standing before pyramid of states, surrounded by a "Champion Belt" after having defeated Jefferson Davis in a prize fight. It is printed in black ink on an off-white envelope.
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. / 5TH ROUND. / LINCOLN: YOU SHALL HAVE MY IMPARTIAL, CONSTITUTIONAL AND HUMBLE / PROTECTION! / 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 image, clockwise starting from top: U.S.A. / "I STILL LIVE" / EAST / NORTH / THE / CHAMPION BELT. / WEST / SOUTH / TRAITORS BEWARE!! / FOR WE STILL LIVE / UNION FOREVER
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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