Illustrated Civil War envelopes with patriotic symbols, slogans and cartoons, mostly Northern, including a few Southern ones.
A spider with the head of Jefferson Davis traps flies in his web. The flies are labled with state initials including Mississippi, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, and Virginia. Flies labled Maryland and Missouri are approaching the spider's web. The web is attached to a Union flag. 'Walk into my parlor,' says the Spider to the Fly," appears below the web."
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