"Enough of speech; the trumpet rings! Be silent, patient, calm: God help them if the tempest swings The Pine against the Palm!" Holmes.
Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
Pine tree cutting a palm tree in half, with Holmes poem below. The palm tree looks suspiciously like a palmetto tree, which is the state tree of South Carolina. The palmetto tree also appears on the South Carolina flag and state seal. The palmetto tree symbolizes independence and defiance. The cutting in half of the palm tree most likely symbolizes the destruction of the Confederacy. The pine tree has multiple meanings as a symbol, but the ones most likely to apply here are resiliency, steadfastness and patience.
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