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Mumford & Co.
Governor Magoffin's neutrality means holding the Cock of the Walk while the Confederate Cat kills off his chickens.
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 cat, labeled 'Magoffin,' holds back a rooster, labeled 'Uncle Sam,' as another cat, labeled 'Jeff Davis,' kills chicks labeled 'Union.' White envelope with red ink. Image on top-left. Printed below image: 'Governor Magoffin's neutrality means holding the COCK OF THE WALK while the / CONFEDERATE CAT kills off his CHICKENS.' Printed vertically at left of image: 'Published by Mumford & Co., Cincinnati [sic], O.
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. Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889) was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. He led the Confederate army and navy during the American Civil War. Beriah Magoffin (April 18, 1815 - February 28, 1885) was the 21st Governor of Kentucky and a member of the Democratic Party.
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889Magoffin, Beriah, 1815-1885Animals in human situationsUncle Sam (Symbolic Character)
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