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Unite Or Die

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A snake with 15 segments, SC, Ca, Mi, Ala, N.C, Tex, De, Md, Va, Fla, Ark, Ten, Ke and Mo. A snake has the Confederate flag and a palm tree behind it. Bold type above reads: "UNITE OR DIE." Above that text reads: "The device of our Fathers in their first struggle for liberty, --1776." Quote below by Jefferson Davis reads: "SLAVE STATES, once more let me repeat, that the only way of preserving our slave property, or what we prize more than life, our LIBERTY, is by a UNION WITH EACH OTHER." This is one of the less numerous pro-Confederate envelopes. Black ink on cream envelope, illustration fills the top left 2/3rds. Image printed on envelope, mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.
DESCRIPTION
A snake with 15 segments, SC, Ca, Mi, Ala, N.C, Tex, De, Md, Va, Fla, Ark, Ten, Ke and Mo. A snake has the Confederate flag and a palm tree behind it. Bold type above reads: "UNITE OR DIE." Above that text reads: "The device of our Fathers in their first struggle for liberty, --1776." Quote below by Jefferson Davis reads: "SLAVE STATES, once more let me repeat, that the only way of preserving our slave property, or what we prize more than life, our LIBERTY, is by a UNION WITH EACH OTHER." This is one of the less numerous pro-Confederate envelopes. Black ink on cream envelope, illustration fills the top left 2/3rds. Image printed on envelope, mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:75872
Creation Date: 1860
Creator Name:Falen, G. W., 213 King Street. near Market, Charleston, South Carolina, C.S.A.
City:
County:
State:
Collection Name:Civil War illustrated envelopes, 1861-1865
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2630, Box#1, page 58
Original Dimensions:5.3125 x 3.0625 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Envelopes printed during Civil War depicting mostly pro-Union and anti-Confederate themes.
SUBJECTS
Snakes
Caricatures and cartoons
Ephemera
Civil War, 1861-1865
Americana
Flags
Slavery

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