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Upham, Samuel C. (Samuel Curtis), 1819-1885
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln encountering one another in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. Cream envelope with blue ink. Image on top-left. Printed below image: 'Jeff. - 'Big thing.' Uncle Abe. - 'Can't see it.' / S. C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St. Phila.'
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 - April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President of the United States. As Commander in Chief of the United States, he led the Union during the Civil War. On April 15, he was shot in the back of the head at Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln died shortly thereafter. Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889) was the first and only President of the Confederate States of America. About the Creator: Samuel Curtis Upham (February 1819-1885) was a small producer of stationery and toiletry supplies in Philidelphia, Pennsylvania. He is widely known for havig 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.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Caricatures and cartoonsDavis, Jefferson, 1808-1889United States Capitol, Washington (D.C.)
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