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Upham, Samuel C. (Samuel Curtis), 1819-1885
In Memory of the S.C.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Serpent wrapping itself around a hangman's galley with a noose attached. An American flag also is wrapped around the galley as well. White envelope with blue and red ink. Image on left side. Printed below image: 'Upham, 310 Chestnut St. Phila.'
About the Creator: Attributed to Samuel Curtis Upham. Samuel Curtis Upham (February 1819-1885) was a small producer of stationery and toiletry supplies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is widely known for having printed tens of thousands of pieces of Confederate currency during the American Civil War, yet he likely had little or no intention of defrauding the Confederate authorities. He estimated that he sold approximately $50,000 of counterfeit money, actions which he attributed to having helped the Union war effort.
South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Allegories
Pictorial envelopesPatriotic envelopesImage
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