Patriotic Mail

Posted: 3/19/2012
Author: Laura June Davis

Good afternoon! Our Women's History Month celebration continues with an image of one of the era's patriotic envelopes. Used to both boost morale and support the war effort, envelopes like the one below often depicted women and the hardships they endured as wives and mothers to soldiers.

My only support-both boys gone to the war. I wonder if they would take me?


If you are interested in learning more about Civil War-era patriotic envelopes, I recommend you visit the Indiana State Library's online exhibit.
 

Image Credit: Indiana State Library.

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