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The Results of Uncle Sam's Government. Peace, Plenty and Prosperity.
Patriotic envelope collection. Series I: Civil War envelopes, 1861-1865.
New-York Historical Society
Pictorial Envelope: 1 envelope; 3 x 5 1/2 in. A man plowing a field in front of a house. A woman has crops in her arms. Horses and hay bales are present. White envelope with brown ink. Image on top left side. Printed above and below image: 'THE RESULTS OF UNCLE SAM'S GOVERNMENT. / PEACE, PLENTY AND PROSPERITY.'
Uncle Sam is the personification of the United States of America. First given its unique name in 1813 by a meat packer from Troy, New York named Samuel Wilson, it was popularized in the 1860s and 1870s by the cartoonist Thomas Nast.
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