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Union Man Fishing in Secession Pond | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Union Man Fishing in Secession Pond

Union Man Fishing in Secession Pond | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
A man dressed in a blue jacket and light blue trousers fishes in a "SECESSION POND." He is sitting on the Union flag. His fishing line has a Union flag on it and the bait is a cannon. His creel (fishing basket) has the word "UNION" on it. He is saying, "THAT'S THE BAIT!" The sun and sun rays are just above the horizon in the background and the word "OUR UNION" is above it. On the shore is a snake labeled "SECESSION." It is lying on a tattered Confederate flag and is saying "OUT OF BREATH." Six fish in the pond are named with the Confederate states: Kentucky, VA, TEXAS, LA, SC and NC. A snake labeled "Maryland" lies on the shore. Multicolor inks on beige envelope, image on left side.<br>Image printed on envelope, mounted on various colored pages and collected in an album.</br>
DESCRIPTION
A man dressed in a blue jacket and light blue trousers fishes in a "SECESSION POND." He is sitting on the Union flag. His fishing line has a Union flag on it and the bait is a cannon. His creel (fishing basket) has the word "UNION" on it. He is saying, "THAT'S THE BAIT!" The sun and sun rays are just above the horizon in the background and the word "OUR UNION" is above it. On the shore is a snake labeled "SECESSION." It is lying on a tattered Confederate flag and is saying "OUT OF BREATH." Six fish in the pond are named with the Confederate states: Kentucky, VA, TEXAS, LA, SC and NC. A snake labeled "Maryland" lies on the shore. Multicolor inks on beige envelope, image on left side.
Image printed on envelope, mounted on various colored pages and collected in an album.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:76620
Creation Date:after 1860
Creator Name:Berlin & Jones, 134 William Street, New York
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County:
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Collection Name:Civil War illustrated envelopes, 1861-1865
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:prints, fine-art
Original Format Number:PH 2630, box #2, page 138
Original Dimensions:5.4375 x 3.125 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Envelopes printed during Civil War depicting mostly pro-Union and anti-Confederate themes.
SUBJECTS
Fishes
Snakes
Caricatures and cartoons
Clothing and dress
Hats
Ephemera
Civil War, 1861-1865
Weapons
Men
Americana
Flags
Fishing
Water

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