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Patriotic Envelopes

The patriotic envelope was a war-time propaganda phenomenon produced by both the North and the South during the Civil War. This collection of primarily Union patriotic envelopes depicts battles, flags, eagles, political satire, and caricatures of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Gen. McClellan, Col. Elmore Ellsworth, and other political heroes. The Digital Collection contains over 300 scanned images.

Patriotic Envelopes Digital Collection

Civil War Patriotic Envelopes