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Civil War Covers -- Scrapbook
Wyles SC 585  
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Description
The collection contains a scrapbook with approximately 136 unused Civil War Union covers (envelopes), ca. early 1860s. All covers are illustrated, many printed in one or more colors, usually blue or red. Many are patriotic in nature, portraying figures such as Washington and Lincoln. Others are printed with caricatures or political cartoons, accompanied by slogans, often derogatory towards the South, secessionist states, and Jefferson Davis. Examples include an image of a hangman's noose, with the caption "Good 'Noose' for Traitors"; a drawing of a skull and snake, with the caption "Vanity, Treachery & Death. Secession Emblems"; and an illustration of a zebra, with the caption "Why, here's Jeff Davis. How is this? He's taken off his skin. Ah, yes, I see, he only was a Jackass who stepped in".
Extent
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
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