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Object Name Envelope
Description Small white paper envelope for letter. PR portion of envelope shows a printed picture in red and blue ink of a soldier holding the American flag with military tents and the U.S. Capital on the background. In the center of the envelope at the top is printed in red and blue ink: "THE WAR / FOR THE UNION". On the reverse is written in ink along the PL side "!861". Item is encased in mylar.
Date 1861
Material Paper, ink, glue
Dimensions H-0.25 W-5.25 L-3 inches
Category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Sub-category Military
Catalog Number 1979.007
Provenance Note with object states: Civil War Envelope"
Source unknown