The girl I left behind me [graphic]

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Title

The girl I left behind me [graphic]

Description

This Civil War era envelope depicts a Union soldier embracing a young woman dressed in an American flag inspired dress. The envelope bears the inscription, "He turn'd and left the spot--O! do not deem him weak-- For dountless was the soldier's heart, though tears were on his cheek: Go, watch the foremost rank, in danger's dark career; Be sure the hand most daring then has wiped away a tear."

Note: Title from item.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. USM 017

Date

between 1861 and 1865

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A1985/012/0044

Is Part Of

William Caleb Loring Illustrated Envelope Collection. See the Museum Archives for more information regarding this collection.

Illustrated Patriotic Envelopes of the American Civil War exhibition

Extent

1 item ; 8 x 14 cm.

Provenance

Gift of William Caleb Loring.

Citation

“The girl I left behind me [graphic],” digitalVGW, accessed February 24, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/844.