A Confederated "Dead Head"
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
Skull and Crossbones. The text 20 Dollars a Head - Dead or Alive" appears on the crossbones. A cap' n 'bells (jester hat) appears on the skull with the initials J and D on each earflap. The J and D might refer to Jefferson Davis. The use of the cap' n 'bells is meant to imply that the Confederates are fools. The text "D. Murphy's Son, Print. 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Street, N.Y." appears on the side of the envelope. The caption A confederate "Dead Head", appears below the image."
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865; Covers (Philately) -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Envelopes (Stationary); Cachets (Philately); Patriotism -- United States; Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889; Skull and Crossbones; United States Civil War; US Civil War; Patriotic envelopes; D. Murphy's Son; New York; Dead head; Jesters hat;
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