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A confederated chicken.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
Ridenburgh, Wm. (William)
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 2 3/4 x 5 in. A chicken missing most of its feathers with a small sword suspended from it's body. White envelope with black ink. Image on left. Printed below image: 'A Confederated Chicken after the / Cock of the Walk, Uncle Sam) Gets / done with him / Wm. Rindenburgh, 140 Nassau St. N. Y.'
ChickensUncle Sam (Symbolic character)
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Uncle Sam is the personification of the United States of America. First given its unique name in 1813 by a meat packer from Troy, New York named Samuel Wilson, it was popularized in the 1860s and 1870s by the cartoonist Thomas Nast. About the Creator: William Ridenburgh was a publisher who worked at 140 Nassau Street in New York City during the American Civil War.