The Confederate Coat of Arms
Crude parody of a coat of arms for the Confederacy. The border on the right, bottom and left is a rattlesnake. The top is a ribbon with the text "OH! "LET ME ALONE!"" in it. Inside appears a skull and crossbones, the skull wears a crown, and a bottle of whiskey is below it. The caption below reads, "The Confederate Coat of Arms." Black ink on beige envelope, image on left side.
Image printed on envelope, mounted on various colored pages and collected in an album.
Image ID: 76574
Creation Date: 1860 after
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Civil War illustrated envelopes, 1861-1865
Original Format Type: prints, fine-art
Original Format Number: PH 2630, box #2, page 106
Original Dimensions: 5.5625 x 3.0625 inches
Envelopes printed during Civil War depicting mostly pro-Union and anti-Confederate themes.
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Civil War, 1861-1865
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