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Browsing items in: Lippman Collection of Civil War Postal Covers

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    • IOU

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Money--Confederate States of America
    • Image of a blue coin with the inscription 'I.O.U, 1861' on the coin. Caption: "New Southern Coin."
    • Confederate Cats

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • A Confederate cat (identified as Magoffin) holding a cock (Uncle Sam) by the neck and another Confederate cat (Jefferson Davis) swiping at Union-winged chicks. Caption: "Governor Magoffin's neutrality means holding the COCK OF THE WALK while the...
    • Cotton is King!

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; John Bull (Symbolic character)
    • John Bull kneeling, on an American slave, before a bale of cotton dressed as a king. The caption "Cotton is King!" appears above the image and the lyrics "Old England is mighty; Old England is free, she boasts that she ruleth the waves of the sea ;...
    • Scott's Hand

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866
    • A large hand with the name Scott written on it reaches down to pat a small man identified as Jeff Davis. Creator unknown.
    • Proverbs

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863
    • A man (Floyd) carries money bags below a noose, a donkey (Jeff) is shown in front of gallows, and a jester (fool) labeled 'compromisers'. Caption: "Whips for Thieves, Bridles for Asses, and Rods for Fools' backs. - Prov. xxvi. 3." Creator unknown.
    • Modern Blondin

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • Jefferson Davis, walking a tightrope over a large waterfall towards the Capitol building with an American flag on top and a Union solider. On the other side is a man ready to cut the tightrope with an ax. Caption: "This modern Blondin leaves but...
    • House of Disunion

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • Union artillery gun with the last names 'Lincoln', 'Seward', 'Scott', and 'Cameron' written on it, shooting at a house with 'DISUNION' written on it. Jefferson Davis is pictured fleeing from the artillery fire. The names of Confederate generals...
    • Unkle Sam and Jeff

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • Uncle Sam with a sword in one hand and another hand on Jefferson Davis shoulder. He leads Davis out of the Union and prevents Davis from taking multiple items with him. Forts Pickens and Sumter appear in the background, and an eagle carrying a...
    • Skull and Crossbones

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • The words "Oh! 'Let me alone'" appear above a shield formed by a snake, with a skull, cross bones, and a bottle of whiskey. Caption: "Jeff. Davis Coat of 'ALMS.'" Creator unknown.
    • Jefferson Davis hanging

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • Jefferson Davis is pictured hanging from a noose, with the words "Let me alone" on the gallows. Caption: "Jeff Davis. Taken from Life." There is a barrel of whiskey next to his hanging body. Creator unknown.
    • Jefferson Davis caricature

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
    • Picture of Jefferson Davis wearing an army uniform and a tall hat. Caption: "Jeff. Davis Going to War." If one turns the postal cover to the side, the image turns into a picture of Jefferson Davis portrayed as a horse eating a tree branch with the...
    • Ellsworth and Butler

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893; Ellsworth, Elmer
    • Portraits of Elmer Ellsworth and General Benjamin Butler, with quotes, against an American flag. Butler: "Whatever our politics, the government must be sustained." Ellsworth: "Whatever may happen, cherish the consolation that I was engaged in the...
    • Contrabands

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893
    • Image of slaves (contrabands) talking to General Benjamin Butler with the description "Volun'eer (sic) Sappers and Miners from the F.F.V or Merchandise Contraband of War." Caption: "Massa Butler, we's jest seceded from Harpers Ferry, whar we larn'd...

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