Thursday, June 30, 2011

Patriotism Through the Mail: Civil War Envelopes

Patriotism Through the Mail: Civil War Envelopes at the WHS. "...A collection of colorful, ornate and patriotic illustrated envelopes produced during the Civil War constitute the latest image gallery in Wisconsin Historical Images. This collection of Civil War-illustrated envelopes provides a window into the politics and culture of a society at war. Most of them reflect the attitudes of the Union since the North printed the majority of envelopes. Archivists have selected 163 images for this gallery out of a collection of about 1,110 envelopes, representing a wide range of different viewpoints and various styles. This gallery is part of the Wisconsin Historical Society's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War."


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