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Magee, James, -1867?
The Union shall exist as long as the Compass points to the North.
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 simple drawing of a compass pointing north. Cream envelope with blue ink. Image on left side. Below compass is printed: 'The Union shall exist as long as the Compass / points to the North.' To the left of compass, printed vertically: 'Magee, 316 Chestnut St. Phila.'
About the Creator: Magee was likely James Magee, a seller of stationery and envelopes at 316 Chestnut Street, and living at 750 Florida Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the American Civil War.
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