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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. Soldier bidding goodbye to woman and child. White envelope with black ink. Image on left. Printed above image: 'Change, Arms!' Printed below image: 'The Union Volunteer leaving his 'Old / Arms' for the 'New Minnie.' / S. C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St.'
About the Creator: 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.
Women and warSoldiers
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