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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 1/4 in. Oregon Territory seal. White envelope with blue ink. Image on left. Printed above image: 'Oregon.' Printed below image: 'For the Union. / 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.
Oregon--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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