Liberty or death [graphic]

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Title

Liberty or death [graphic]

Description

Liberty or death. Dated between 1861 and 1865. This Civil War envelope serves as an advertisement for the Haines' envelope holder. In addition to the company's advertisement, the envelope depicts images of an American shield, a liberty cap, the Constitution, a bible, and a rattlesnake with the word "secession" drawn on its body and pierced by an arrow.

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.

Identifier

A1985/012/0297

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 ; 9 x 16 cm.

Provenance

Gift of William Caleb Loring.

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Citation

“Liberty or death [graphic],” digitalVGW, accessed August 7, 2020, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/852.