"I say old fellow, just hold on to this 'ere flag or you are lost."
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
A man in formal Northern attire is holding out the Union flag to a man who has fallen off of a dock. The man in the water on his back is in formal Southern attire, including a straw hat marked South". A confederate flag is floating in the water. The man in the water is being menaced by an alligator called "Secession". A bald eagle is watching the incident from the dock. The image is implying that the South is doomed unless it rejoins the Union."
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