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The Irrepressible Conflict | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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The Irrepressible Conflict

The Irrepressible Conflict | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Federal (bald) eagle attacking a rattlesnake. The eagle has a Union flag in its left talons and a snake in its right, while biting the snake with its beak. The snake is wrapped around the Confederate flag. Blue and red ink on cream envelope, illustration on left side. Mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.
DESCRIPTION
Federal (bald) eagle attacking a rattlesnake. The eagle has a Union flag in its left talons and a snake in its right, while biting the snake with its beak. The snake is wrapped around the Confederate flag. Blue and red ink on cream envelope, illustration on left side. Mounted on a decorative border and collected in an album.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:75795
Creation Date:after 1860
Creator Name:D. Murphy's Son, Print., 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Street, New York
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Collection Name:Civil War illustrated envelopes, 1861-1865
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number:PH 2630, box #1, page 39
Original Dimensions:5.5625 x 3.0625 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Envelopes printed during Civil War depicting mostly pro-Union and anti-Confederate themes.
SUBJECTS
Birds
Snakes
Ephemera
Civil War, 1861-1865
Americana
Flags

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