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Mickley, J. P.
A queer chicken.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. A bird-like creature with part of a peacock's tail, a devil's tail and horns, a bat's wings and a hooked beak holds the Confederate flag. White envelope with black ink. Image on top-left. Printed below image: 'A QUEER CHICKEN.' / Artificially hatched in the secession oven, / mistaken by the inhabitants of Dixie's for / the American Eagle.'
About the Creator: J. P. Mickley is likely Joseph P. Mickley, a stationer who, in 1863, worked at 1241 Vine Street, and lived at 927 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
AnimalsBald EagleFlags--Confederate States of AmericaSecession--Southern States
Pictorial envelopesPatriotic envelopesImage
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