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Civil War Patriotic Covers or Envelopes

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Although they did not originate with the Civil War, patriotic covers or envelopes became an extremely popular way of showing ones "true colors" during the war. Printing firms in the North and the South produced covers ranging from satires of enemy politicians and generals to tributes of heroism that represented the sentiments of both sides of the conflict. The examples seen here were collected in Chicago and Cambridge, Massachusetts, by C. Alice Baker.


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