Selections from Hagley Museum and Library's archives and published collections on the history of American business, technology, and innovation.
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We've got a troublesome little visitor with us today; this devil with objects marked 'Secession' and 'Treason' can be found on a ca. 1863 pictorial envelope in Hagley Library's collection of Civil War pictorial envelopes (Accession 1969.064).
This collection consists of 141 envelopes with printed cover illustrations from the American Civil War. Topics include cartoon representations of soldiers and southerners, Union generals, Jefferson Davis, the U.S. flag, the Great Sanitary Fair, state emblems, patriotic symbols, and politcal cartoons.Read more...
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