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An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on Piseatagua [sic] River in yr. province of New Hampshire on the continent of America

An explanation on the prospect draft of the Fort William and Mary on P...

Drawing shows Fort William and Mary on the Piscataqua River with surrounding landscape and buildings in "the town of New Castle on the Great Island"; many features are identified by letter with corresponding ke... more

[Woman stands in the basket of a balloon holding flags]

[Woman stands in the basket of a balloon holding flags]

Title devised by Library staff. Tissandier collection.

A view of the several flags which the following nations bear at sea ...

A view of the several flags which the following nations bear at sea .....

Print shows twenty flags of the major world powers. Illus. in: Bailey's Pocket Almanack for 1785 (Phila. 1784). Reference copy may be in LOT 4703. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Ca... more

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

Drawing shows view from aboard a ship of another ship passing through the Narrows, pine covered hills with buildings flying the Union Jack, and of the harbor and Stapleton in the background (possibly after a pr... more

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

The narrows near New York 1798 / JFP.

Drawing shows view from aboard a ship of other ships off the Narrows, with buildings along the shore, and Union Jack flags (possibly after a pre-Revolution drawing). Title from item.

Adolphe Franconi standing on the back of a horse, facing leftt, legs spread, with right foot on the rump of the horse, holding flags in both hands close to his chest, during a circus performance MSR

Adolphe Franconi standing on the back of a horse, facing leftt, legs s...

Title devised by Library staff. Signed on stone with initials on lower right. Inscribed in ink on lower right: Hubbard Fund 2276H 2/2/66. Forms part of: Popular graphic art print filing series (Library of Congress).

Our country's flag! A new national song

Our country's flag! A new national song

Cover illustration for a patriotic song composed by George F. Cole, copyrighted in 1836. A young American seaman, holding an American flag with his right hand and raising his hat aloft with his left, stands on... more

Who'll have the specie

Who'll have the specie

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1837, by H.R. Robinson, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, of the Southern District of New York. Printed & published by H.R. Robi... more

Gov. Morton's grand march

Gov. Morton's grand march

An allegorical design on the cover of a piano-music composition dedicated to the newly elected Democratic governor of Massachusetts, Marcus Morton. The illustration's central motif is based on the state seal, s... more

Harrison quadrilles

Harrison quadrilles

An illustrated sheet music cover for a set of "popular airs" for the piano, dedicated by the publisher to "Whigs of the United States." A Whig campaign piece, the work eulogizes the supposed humble rusticity of... more

The three days of May 1844. Columbia mourns her citizens slain

The three days of May 1844. Columbia mourns her citizens slain

A memorial to nativist casualties of the violent clashes occurring between anti-foreigner "Native Americans" and Irish-American Catholics in Kensington, Philadelphia, May 6 through 8, 1844. The female figure o... more

The honest statesman, his country's steadfast friend. Harry of the West

The honest statesman, his country's steadfast friend. Harry of the Wes...

Campaign badge produced for the Whig National Convention held at Baltimore in May 1844. A bust-length portrait of Whig candidate Henry Clay appears in an oval, against a backdrop of American flags. The oval is... more

Not a drum was heard nor a funeral note . . .

Not a drum was heard nor a funeral note . . .

The erosion of Democratic support for presidential hopeful Martin Van Buren is portrayed as the funeral of "the Kinderhook fox." The print was deposited for copyright on May 22, 1844, one week before the Democr... more

Clay Frelinghuysen Markle Stewart

Clay Frelinghuysen Markle Stewart

Print shows a Whig campaign banner composed of a pattern of alternating red and white stripes reminiscent of the American flag. On each of the four white stripes appears the name of a Whig candidate for the 184... more

Texas coming in

Texas coming in

A pro-Democrat cartoon forecasting the collapse of Whig opposition to the annexation of Texas. James K. Polk, the expansionist candidate, stands at right near a bridge spanning "Salt River." He holds an America... more

The whale that swallowed Jonah

The whale that swallowed Jonah

An election-year cartoon satirizing disharmony within the Whig ranks on the bank issue. The artist suggests a division of opinion between New England's Daniel Webster and presidential nominee Henry Clay on the ... more

See our torn flag still waving

See our torn flag still waving

An illustrated sheet music cover glorifying the nativist cause, produced shortly after the bloody anti-Catholic riots in Kensington, Philadelphia, of May 1844. The song was composed and arranged by James W. Po... more

On to the charge! Inscribed to the memory of Major Ringgold . . .

On to the charge! Inscribed to the memory of Major Ringgold . . .

An illustrated sheet music cover for a song memorializing one of the first heroes of the Mexican War, Maj. Samuel Ringgold. Zachary Taylor's innovative gunnery commander was fatally wounded in May 1846 during t... more

The maritime flags of all nations

The maritime flags of all nations

General information about the Popular and Applied Graphic Art print materials is available at: https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.pga Title information compiled by Junior Fellows, 2005-2017. Category designation on... more

American liberty

American liberty

An illustrated sheet music cover for a patriotic song by Freeman Scott. The title appears on a striped shield with laurel and oak branches below and a flag, liberty pole and cap, spears, and bundled fasces (sym... more

Gov. Seabrook's quick step

Gov. Seabrook's quick step

A sheet music cover illustrated with an allegorical vignette incorporating the arms of the state of South Carolina. The quickstep was composed by Geo. F. Cole for the Washington Light Infantry and dedicated by ... more

The flag of our union, a national song

The flag of our union, a national song

A patriotic allegory illustrating the cover of sheet music for a song composed by William Vincent Wallace with words by George P. Morris. The theme of the indissoluble union of North and South is evoked here, ... more

The national union

The national union

A patriotic, illustrated sheet music cover for a song composed by Charles Collins, Jr., and dedicated to Kentucky senator Henry Clay. The work celebrates Clay's efforts to preserve the Union, and was a product ... more

The flag of our union, a national song

The flag of our union, a national song

Another copy, slightly different image was deposited for copyright on May 21, 1851 (M1 .A13 W; LC-USZ62-91835). Caption card tracings: Shelf. Copyright by William Hall & Son; lithograph by H. Hoff, N.Y. LOT sub... more

[Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype showing eagle perched above shield with American flags with a banner stating "The Union and Consitution" above and a scroll frame]

[Union case for daguerreotype, ambrotype, or tintype showing eagle per...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-51. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj

Halifax Nova Scotia town & shipping dressed with flags H.M. birthday 1853

Halifax Nova Scotia town & shipping dressed with flags H.M. birthday 1...

Sketch shows the waterfront of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, celebrating Queen Victoria's birthday. Flags are not visible. Wallis was a British Commissioner from the Foreign Office to the United States in 1853.... more

Young America polka

Young America polka

Sheet music cover for a polka by P. H. Vanderweide, "Dedicated to Capt. Ingraham." Capt. Duncan Nathaniel Ingraham became a popular hero when he interceded with the Turkish government on behalf of Hungarian fre... more

K N quick step dedicated to the Know Nothings

K N quick step dedicated to the Know Nothings

A sheet music cover illustrated with an ornamental vignette and motifs alluding to the Know Nothing party. In the center a nocturnal procession of men in tricornered hats, holding bayonets and a banner with a s... more

Our land a national song

Our land a national song

An illustrated sheet music cover for a song by George W. Babcock (Thomas Comer, composer) and dedicated to Samuel R. Spinney, Esq. The design shows Columbia or American Liberty (center) wearing a gorgon's head... more

[Unidentified sailor seated in front of a painted backdrop showing nautical scene, right arm resting on table draped with an American flag]

[Unidentified sailor seated in front of a painted backdrop showing nau...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; oval and scroll design. Purchase; Chester Urban; 2002; (DLC/PP-2002:129) Forms part of: Ambrotype/Tintype photograph filing series (Library of Congress). Exhibited... more

Sketch for the domestic blockade

Sketch for the domestic blockade

No publication information. Pen sketch "Christmas list for Santa Claus" on verso; not on digital file. (DLC/PP-1936:0065.25). Forms part of: Cabinet of American illustration (Library of Congress).

God and our union

God and our union

An illustrated sheet music cover for a Unionist song, "God and Our Union," composed by Leopold Meignen with words by Louis Dela. The illustration features four maidens, each representing a section of the United... more

Prize banner polka

Prize banner polka

Patently militaristic propaganda for the Union cause in the form of a sheet music cover illustration. Columbia or Liberty stands on the ramparts of a fortress near a cannon pointed across a harbor toward a moun... more

[Civil War envelope showing eagle and American flags atop an arch listing Union states with Pennsylvania in the keystone and bearing the message "One nation.--One government."]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle and American flags atop an arch list...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Rev. C. L. Ehrenfeld, Altoona, Pa.; postmarked Johnstown, Pa.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Family ... more

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia holding sword and American flag, with message "God, our country and liberty!"]

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia holding sword and American flag, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. W.F. McClinton, Biggsvill., Ills.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

Civil War envelope showing bald eagle with American flag and Confederate stars and bars flag and sailing ships in the distance

Civil War envelope showing bald eagle with American flag and Confedera...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Mary Wilcox, "Duplain," Clinton Co., Michigan; postmarked [...]ville Dec. 16; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) Purchased from: Amberma... more

Civil War envelope showing Columbia atop cannons surrounded by American flags and bayoneted rifles with message "Union"

Civil War envelope showing Columbia atop cannons surrounded by America...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. William P. Clark, Victoria, Knox Co., Ill., ; postmarked Smithland, Ky., April 18 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) pp/liljmem

Civil War envelope showing Columbia holding American flag with message "'The Union must and shall be preserved,' Co. K, 97th Regt. N.Y. Vols. Conkling Rifles"

Civil War envelope showing Columbia holding American flag with message...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Edward H. Frary, Canandaigua, Ontario Co., N.Y.; Washington, D.C. Feb. 12; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing portrait of Lieutenant General Winfield Scott in front of eagle and American flag banner with message "The right man in the right place!"]

[Civil War envelope showing portrait of Lieutenant General Winfield Sc...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to David Weir, 33 Gansevoort Stre[et], New York C[ity], New York; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked in Baltimore, Jul. 30[?]. Entered according to act of Congress by Bloom... more

[Civil War envelope showing Zouave soldier with American flag and rifle in front of sign with message "Washington via Baltimore"]

[Civil War envelope showing Zouave soldier with American flag and rifl...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Anna H. Breed, Weare Center, N.H.; postmarked Dec. 29, Fishersville, N.H.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Li... more

[Civil War envelope showing eagle in flight carrying American flag in beak]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle in flight carrying American flag in ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Hiram L. Warner, Lyons, Clinton Co., Iowa; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked Killbuck, N.Y., Jun. 17. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Lil... more

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag in talon attacking serpent with 7-star Confederate flag]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag in talon attackin...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Samuel Raubensti[ne?], Marlboro, Stark Co., Ohio; postmarked Pa.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Fami... more

Civil War envelope showing eagle flying with American flag with message "Union & liberty, onward to victory"

Civil War envelope showing eagle flying with American flag with messag...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Julia M. Elliott, care of John Makewen, 55th Street, one door west of Broadway, New York City; postmarked Old Point Comfort, Va.; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; T... more

Civil War envelope showing eagle, American flag, musical score and lyrics, with messages "Soldier's Letter," "Constitution," and "Army for the Union"

Civil War envelope showing eagle, American flag, musical score and lyr...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Mary Wilson, Industry, Baker Co., Pa. ; postmarked Washington, D.C., Oct. 19 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Lyrics begin: "Our striped and starry banner bear, with eagle... more

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with shield above American flags]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with shield above American flags]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. John A. Barney, Co. B, 10th Regt. Wis. Vol., Edgefield June [?], Tenn.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljen... more

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag bearing message "For the Union" and state seal of Maryland]

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag bearing messag...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Ruthann Smith, Northridgeway, Orleans, C.C., N.Y.; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). pp/liljmem

Civil War envelope showing Confederate stars and bars flag flying over tent

Civil War envelope showing Confederate stars and bars flag flying over...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Sallie Bagby, Covington, Georgia; postmarked Portsmouth, Virginia Aug. 27, 1861; hand-written paid. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) Purchased from: John ... more

[Civil War envelope showing George Washington standing at Mount Vernon and angel with American flag, bearing message "The banner of glofy"]

[Civil War envelope showing George Washington standing at Mount Vernon...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. S.H. Haggy, Etna, Licking Co., Ohio; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with forage cap in front of American flag]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with forage cap in front of Ame...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather urn interior with scroll exterior. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... more

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms in front of American flag]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union uniforms in front of American flag...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-188. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: F... more

Union

Union

Print shows the harbor at "Annapolis", Maryland, and a view of "Fort McHenry", on an unfolded lampshade. 660 U.S. Copyright Office. Title from item. Publication date based on copyright statement on item. Inscri... more

[Civil War envelope showing flag design with message "The Union and the Constitution"]

[Civil War envelope showing flag design with message "The Union and th...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Jacob Guyer[?], No. 9 Maiden Lane, N.Y. City; bears 3 cent stamp. Notation on recto: Care D. Colton. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

Mrs. Ridgley Brown

Mrs. Ridgley Brown

Photograph shows Mrs. Ridgley (or Ridgely?) Brown, possibly the wife of Lieutenant Colonel Ridgely Brown of Co. K, 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment, and Co. A, 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion, holding 11-star Confe... more

[Civil War envelope showing sailor climbing up flagpole to American flag with lines from poem]

[Civil War envelope showing sailor climbing up flagpole to American fl...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Adelia Fries, Philadelphia, No. 931 No[r]th Tenth Street; postmarked [Alex]andria, Va.; bears 3 cent stamp. Notation at bottom of envelope: Wm. Birney, Maj., 4 ... more

[Civil War envelope showing sailor labeled "Victory" holding American flag, with message "The war for the Union"]

[Civil War envelope showing sailor labeled "Victory" holding American ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Alla N. Bates, Republican Office, Springfield, Mass.; bears 3 cent stamp; illegible postmark. Notation on recto: Soldiers letter. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (... more

Civil War envelope showing Continental Army soldier with sword and American flag, with message "Hail Columbia"

Civil War envelope showing Continental Army soldier with sword and Ame...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Jane Grace, Camden, Ohio ; postmarked Paducah, Ky., March 5, 1863 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) pp/liljmem

The fox without a tail

The fox without a tail

A satire on South Carolina's role as instigator of secessionism in the South. The artist may be lampooning the convention of seceded states which assembled at Montgomery, Alabama, on February 4, 1861. The promi... more

Civil War envelope showing Continental Army soldier with sword and American flag

Civil War envelope showing Continental Army soldier with sword and Ame...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Joseph A. Houston, Washington, D.C., Fourth Vt. Regiment, Co. H ; postmarked East [...], Feb. 18 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) Pur... more

Civil War envelope showing Columbia with dagger and shield

Civil War envelope showing Columbia with dagger and shield

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Wm. Lewis P.M., Lexington, Ohio ; postmarked Ca[...]ton, O., Dec. 27 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing soldier holding American flag, with message "Liberty or death"]

[Civil War envelope showing soldier holding American flag, with messag...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Eliza Capeling, Stockbridge, Madison Co., New York; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

Civil War envelope showing American flag

Civil War envelope showing American flag

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. T.C. Smith, Carver's Harbor, Maine; steamship cancel from the U.S. Bark Ethan Allen. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) pp/liljmem

Civil War envelope showing Colonel Elmer Ellsworth with raised sword standing on Confederate stars and bars flag in front of American flag with message "Remember Ellsworth!"

Civil War envelope showing Colonel Elmer Ellsworth with raised sword s...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Jonathan R. Ayer Esq., 2nd Lieut. Co. H, 24 Reg. N.Y.V., Washington, D.C.; postmarked Mannsville, N.Y. Sep. 17; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (... more

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag and stalk of wheat with message "The people will save the country"]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag and stalk of whea...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Otis B. String, Huntsburgh, Geauga County, Ohio; bears 3 cent stamp; barely legible postmark. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127) pp/liljmem

Secession exploded

Secession exploded

This strongly anti-Confederate satire is a fantastical vision of the Union defeat of the secessionist movement. A hideous monster representing secession emerges from the water at left. He is hit by a charge fro... more

[Unidentified soldier in Union sack coat in front of American flag]

[Unidentified soldier in Union sack coat in front of American flag]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-18 Purchased from: Medhurst & Co. Autographs, Documents, Images, Overland Park, Kansas, 2010. Additional information in collections file. Gift; Tom Liljenquist,... more

[Unidentified soldier in Union cavalry uniform with Colt Dragoon revolver and sword in front of American flag]

[Unidentified soldier in Union cavalry uniform with Colt Dragoon revol...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-188; vintage mat provided by donor. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/lo... more

Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with American flag draped over his shoulder and lap

Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with American flag draped over h...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-9. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2017; (D073) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Pat Regis, F... more

Beauregard's march

Beauregard's march

Music cover illustrated with two Confederate flags.

[Civil War envelope showing American flag with second stanza from Francis Scott Key's poem, "Defence of Fort McHenry"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag with second stanza from Fran...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Michael Fox Esq., Marlboro, Stark Co., Ohio; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civi... more

Reception of Col Wood--by the 14th Brooklyn Regt.--(after his return from Richmond) at Uptons Hill, Va.--Tuesday, p.m.

Reception of Col Wood--by the 14th Brooklyn Regt.--(after his return f...

Title inscribed below image. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.373) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

[Civil War envelope showing two American flags tied with a ribbon]

[Civil War envelope showing two American flags tied with a ribbon]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. George B. Hale, Clinton S[t.?], New Jersey; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked Washington, D.C. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljen... more

[Civil War envelope showing American flag on globe floating in water with message "The Union now and forever, one and inseparable"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag on globe floating in water w...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Virginia Delmage, Claremont, N.H.; postmarked Washington, D.C., Nov. 19; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Lilj... more

Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag and state seal of Wisconsin

Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag and state seal ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Charles H. Avery, care of L.C. Hyde, Beloit, Wisconsin ; postmarked Louisville, Ky., Dec. 2[5?] ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) Purchase... more

[Civil War envelope showing eagle atop shield with message "Union"]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle atop shield with message "Union"]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Fulton Smith Esq., Cherry Flattz [i.e. Flats], Tioga Co., Pa.; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked Washington, D.C. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms ... more

[Civil War envelope showing American flags, eagle with laurel branches, and shield bearing message "Union and liberty"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flags, eagle with laurel branches...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Asa Foote, Fowler, Trumbull Co., Ohio; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Notation on verso: Gallipolis, Ohio. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). pp/liljmem

Confederate flag flying.  Ft. Sumter after the evacuation of Maj. Anderson - interior view

Confederate flag flying. Ft. Sumter after the evacuation of Maj. Ande...

Photograph shows the Confederate flag flying at Fort Sumter, on April 15, 1861, following the surrender of Major Anderson and his Union troops, documenting the beginning of the Civil War; troops prepare to load... more

[Civil War envelope showing American flags with eagle and stars above with message "Union and Constitution"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flags with eagle and stars above ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Mary E. Frank, Harrisburg, Penna.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing sailor with American flag and sword standing atop anchor]

[Civil War envelope showing sailor with American flag and sword standi...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. S. I. Brigham, Manchester, Ontario Co., N. York; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked in Norfolk, Virginia, February 24. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127... more

[Civil War envelope showing sailor waving hat in front of American flag]

[Civil War envelope showing sailor waving hat in front of American fla...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Wm. E. Tingley, Harford, Susq. Co., Pa.; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 29. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127) pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing flying 34-star American flag with message "The Union, now and forever"]

[Civil War envelope showing flying 34-star American flag with message ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Tilden Upton, Flanders, N. Jersey; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked Hartland, [Mic]h. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Fa... more

[Civil War envelope showing 34-star American flag]

[Civil War envelope showing 34-star American flag]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to William A. Boyce, Barre, Vermont; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photo... more

Civil War envelope showing Columbia and Union sailor with American flag bearing message "For the Union" and state seal of Massachusetts

Civil War envelope showing Columbia and Union sailor with American fla...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Nathaniel Warren, Middleboro, Mass. ; postmarked Washington, Oct. 25 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing shaking hands in front of U.S. Constitution with weapon and American flag in back]

[Civil War envelope showing shaking hands in front of U.S. Constitutio...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Sarah A. Robison, Fairview, Erie County, Pa.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag in its talon and snake coiled around Confederate flag in its beak]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle with American flag in its talon and ...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. A.C. Elsbree, Lewis Centre, Delaware Co., Ohio; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

[Civil War envelope showing eagle atop arrows and drum with American flag, cannon, and rifles bearing message "The Star Spangled Banner must be upheld"]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle atop arrows and drum with American f...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Misses H. Close, Mayfield, Fulton Co., N.Y.; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collec... more

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 /...

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... more

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 / James Queen del. & lith. ; printed in oil colors by P.S. Duval & Son Ph'a.

The volunteers in defence of the government against usurpation, 1861 /...

Print shows a man standing at center, holding an American flag, with two soldiers in uniform and holding rifles, standing to the right and left in the foreground; behind them are the wheels of a wagon attached ... more

[Civil War envelope showing drummer boy in front of American flag]

[Civil War envelope showing drummer boy in front of American flag]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. John Hollinshead, Lewisport, Hancock Co., Ky.; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked in Lebanon, Kentucky, April 4. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127) pp/liljmem

Jeff Davis, on his own platform, or the last "act of secession"

Jeff Davis, on his own platform, or the last "act of secession"

Another state of no. 1861-23, with the addition of a skull and crossbones drawn on Davis's chest. Probably published by Currier & Ives, New York. Title appears as it is written on the item. Weitenkampf, p. 129.... more

[Civil War envelope showing American flag, cannon, and ships with message "The Star Spangled Banner"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flag, cannon, and ships with mess...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Tirza A. Ingerson, Sycamore, Wyandot Co., Ohio; postmarked Feb. 8, Louisville; bears 3 cent stamp. Notation on verso: Sycomore [sic] Feb. the 16, 1862. Gift; To... more

Civil War envelope showing Confederate stars and bars flag

Civil War envelope showing Confederate stars and bars flag

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Mary E. Whitehead, Scotland Neck, N.Ca.; postmarked Enfield, N.C. Jul. 6; stamped paid. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) Purchased from: John L. Kimbrough... more

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag, laurel wreath, eagle, and cannon with message "Liberty and Union"]

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia with American flag, laurel wreath...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Annis G. Ames, Temple Mills, Franklin Co., Maine.; postmarked Ship Island, Miss.; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). pp/liljmem

The Eagle's nest The Union! it must and shall be preserved.

The Eagle's nest The Union! it must and shall be preserved.

Print shows American eagle in its nest of the American flag, which holds 34 eggs representing the states; the eggs representing the Southern states are cracked, rotten, or have various animals being hatched fro... more

[Civil War envelope showing American flags, rifles, and cannons with message "The father of his country left this to his children"]

[Civil War envelope showing American flags, rifles, and cannons with m...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mrs. Orin S. Howard, care Saml. Zug Ezn [?], Detroit, Michigan; postmarked; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Forms part of: Liljen... more

Civil War envelope showing American flag overlaid with state seal of Iowa

Civil War envelope showing American flag overlaid with state seal of I...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Miss Susan Benedict, Ononwa P.O., Louisa Co., Iowa ; postmarked California, Mo.[?] Jan. 14, 1862 ; bears 3 cent stamp. Deposit; Tom Liljenquist; 2018; (D074) pp/liljmem

Why dont you take it?

Why dont you take it?

In February 1861 Washington was alarmed by rumors that secessionists planned to seize the city and make it the capital of the Confederacy. The print may have been produced in that context, or during Lincoln's c... more

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