Champion Prize Fight Envelopes—Lincoln & Davis in 5 Rounds Collection
Identifier: MSSP 2011
Scope and Contents
A complete set of five profusely illustrated unused envelope covers which use the sport of boxing as a metaphor for the political and military conflict between the United States of America and the rebellious Confederate States of America in 1861. The images on each envelope depict the ultimately victorious President of the United States Abraham Lincoln and the President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis in a boxing match. The envelopes were published by J. H. Tingley, 152 1/2 Fulton St. New York. Each envelope bears the statement “entered according to Act [of] Congress in the year 1861 by T. S. Peirce in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York.” Each envelope measures 6 inches by 3.5 inches (about 15.5 cm by 9 cm).
- 1861 - 1861
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Conditions Governing Use
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.25 Cubic Feet (1 Half Document Container (legal))
Language of Materials
Arranged chronologically by number.
- Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893
- Boxing Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866
- Seward, William H. (William Henry), 1801-1872
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Caricatures and cartoons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- envelopes Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Greg Bond
- Language of description
- Script of description