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Officer: front face!
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
Gates, Jas. (James)
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. A line of soldiers look away from their officer towards a young girl, who is dressed in a patriotic outfit. An American flag flies on a pole above a tend in background. Yellow envelope with black and red ink. Image on left. Printed below image: 'James Gates, Cincinnati: / OFFICER: - FRONT FACE!! / 'Why in th' thunder don't you cast your eyes to the / front!!'
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About the Creator: James Gates was a publisher in Cincinnati, Ohio during the American Civil War.