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Folder of Civil War Commemorative Cacheted Covers

Creator:
unknown
Location:
Unknown place made
Origin Date:
1965-1970
Materials:
paper
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0792
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

This folder contains thirteen illustrated stamped envelopes all of which are commemorating events related to the United States Civil War. Each envelope has an illustration on the left side, a postmark usually near the middle, and cancelled postage stamps in the upper left corner. The earliest dated envelope commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1938. The remaining twelve envelopes are dated from December 1960 (commemorating the date South Carolina voted to leave the Union) through April 1965. Part of the Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum