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Poor old simple Virginia.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. Woman, labeled 'old dominion,' stoops over as Union and Confederate soldiers climb onto her and do battle on her back. White envelope with red ink. Image on left. Printed quotation above image of woman: 'You man plant your seeds in peace, for Old Vir / ginia will have to bear the brunt of the battle.' / GOV. PICKENS.' Printed below image of woman: 'POOR OLD SIMPLE VIRGINIA.'
WomenVirginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865Caricatures and cartoonsPickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson), 1805-1869
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Francis Wilkinson Pickens (April 7, 1805 - January 25, 1869) was the Governor of South Carolina when the state decided to secede from the Union and join the Confederate states.