When I Wish to Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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When I Wish to Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes

When I Wish to Catch Rats, I First Stop Their Holes | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
A seven-sided arrangement of Union ships and military camps surrounding 7 rats and one cat. Harpers Ferry is in the center of a circular design. The ship locations are Charleston, Savannah, Mississippi, Norfolk and Pensacola. The military camps are located at Washington and Manassas Gap. The caption below reads: "When I wish to catch rats, I first stop their holes," below that reads: "Gen'l Scott." Black ink on gold envelope, illustration on left side. Mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.
DESCRIPTION
A seven-sided arrangement of Union ships and military camps surrounding 7 rats and one cat. Harpers Ferry is in the center of a circular design. The ship locations are Charleston, Savannah, Mississippi, Norfolk and Pensacola. The military camps are located at Washington and Manassas Gap. The caption below reads: "When I wish to catch rats, I first stop their holes," below that reads: "Gen'l Scott." Black ink on gold envelope, illustration on left side. Mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:75782
Creation Date:after 1860
Creator Name:Unknown
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Collection Name:Civil War illustrated envelopes, 1861-1865
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2630, box #1, page 36
Original Dimensions:5.5 x 3.0625 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Envelopes printed during Civil War depicting mostly pro-Union and anti-Confederate themes.
SUBJECTS
Warships
Americana
Cats
Rats
Ephemera
Civil War, 1861-1865
Military camps

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