Lippman Collection of Civil War Postal Covers

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Creator:Lippman, Alfred S.
Title:Lippman collection of Civil War postal covers | Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War postal covers | Civil War postal covers

Short captions for images: A Flag-itious article, Animal caricatures, Butler, Confederate cats, Contrabands, Cotton is king!, Death to traitors, Ellsworth and Butler, End of secession, Gen. B.F. Butler, General Beauregard caricature, Hemp for traitors, House of disunion, IOU, Jeff's march on Washington, Jefferson Davis caricature, Jefferson Davis hanging, Lady Liberty over Fort Sumter, Maj. Gen Benjamin F. Butler, Maj. Gen. Butler, Major General B.F. Butler, Modern Blondin, Old secession, Old woman, Proverbs, Rebel attack on "Pickin's", Scott's hand, Skull and crossbones, Southern chivalry, Southern men, Strangling secession, The bursting of the secession bubbles, The Southern vulture, The upshot of secession, The Zouave defender, These colors won't run, Union soldier, "Unkle" Sam and Jeff, You treacherous hound!, Zouave soldier holding flag and rifle. The theme of the postal cover, Southern men, supports the Confederate States; all others politically favor the United States. Postal covers are envelopes with printed designs commemorating an event, person, or cause. Some of these drawings are in the style of political cartoons. Although most of these postal covers are undated, they were created during the Civil War in support of the Union, with one postal cover in support of the Confederacy. They were collected by Alfred S. Lippman of Morgan City, La., who donated them to the Louisiana Research Collection in 2009.

Subjects:Printed ephemera--United States | Envelopes (Stationery)--United States | Political satire, American | Confederate States of America | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States, 37.09024, -95.712891
Institution:Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Special Collections (Tulane University)
Contributors:Louisiana Digital Library | Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Special Collections (Division)
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Originals are held in the Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.

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