"You'll Catch It When Mother Wakes Up!"
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
One girl, most likely representing the seceding states, is tearing the awning of a four-poster bed that is in the shape of the Union flag. The other girl, the remaining states, is saying to the first, You'll Catch It When Mother Wakes Up!". The mother, most likely representing the Union, is still asleep in the bed. The image is implying that the Confederacy will be in big trouble when the Union wakes up to the threat of secession and deals with it. The phrase "S.C. Upham, 310 Chestnut St." appears at the bottom of 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; Flags; United States Civil War; US Civil War; Patriotic envelopes; Mother; Girls; Union flags; Bed;
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