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The destruction of the snake of South Carolina.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
Harbach & Bro.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 1/2 x 6 in. Eagle holds a dead snake in beak and another in claws as many smaller snakes slither in surrounding grass. American flag behind eagle with Andrew Jackson and John Calhoun watching from top corners. White envelope with colored ink. Image covers sheet.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Calhoun, John C. (John Caldwell), 1782-1850Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845SnakesEagles
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John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 - March 31, 1850) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 6th District, 7th Vice President of the United States under Presidents John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, 10th United States Secretary of War, U.S. Senator from South Carolina, and the 16th U.S. Secretary of State. As his lengthy list of government positions suggests, Calhoun was a proponent of strong national and central government. Andrew Jackson (March 15, 1767 - June 8, 1845) was the 7th President of the United States of America. Though he would die more than a decade before the start of the Civil War, Jackson's Nullification Proclamation of December 10, 1832, which made it illegal for states or municipalities to nullify federal laws, is attributed to having contributed to the tension between democrats and republicans, leading further to the secession of numerous southern states from the original Union. About the Creator: During the Civil War, Harbach & Brother was a distributor of staple and fancy stationery, envelopes, writing instruments, ink, and other writing and mailing supplies, operating from 36 North 8th Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While Harbach & Brother is the copyright holder of the image that appears on this envelope, it is unclear whether or not they were the producers of this envelope as opposed to also being the copyright holder.