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Although they did not begin with the Civil War, patriotic covers or envelopes became an extremely popular way of showing ones "true colors" during the war. Printing companies in the North and the South made covers ranging from pieces making fun of enemy politicians and generals to praises of heroes. C. Alice Baker collected the examples seen here that are from Chicago and Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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Civil War Patriotic Covers or Envelopes

date   1861-1865
location   Chicago, Illinois/ Deerfield, Massachusetts
width   10.0"
height   14.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Personal Documents/Album
accession #   #L00.042

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See Also...

Thank you letter from Mrs. Hooper to Miss Wilson for supplies for Civil War soldiers

"The Sweet Little Man."

"A Soldier's Dream"

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