FIVE POSTAL COVERS, UNUSED, DEPICTING SLAVES IN CIVIL WAR THEMES. Slavery Postal Covers in the Civil War.

FIVE POSTAL COVERS, UNUSED, DEPICTING SLAVES IN CIVIL WAR THEMES.

Philadelphia, Lancaster PA and elsewhere: Magee [Philadelphia], Zahm [Lancaster], and three others, 1861-1865. Five postal covers, all in Very Good condition:
a. "The latest Contraband of War." A working slave stands confidently: "Whar is Massa Jeff, now, dat's what's de matter."
Weiss C-BL-16.
b. "Him fader's hope, / Him moder's joy, / Him darling little / Contraband Boy." A white man holds a little black baby.
Weiss C-BL-11.
c. A medicine bottle, labeled "Black Drop," with the head of a Negro at its top: "A popular medicine used by the C.S.A. aristocracy, that cannot be obtained in any Northern apothecary shop, being com-POUND-ed exclusively on the sacred soil." [italics instead of caps in the original]. "S.H. Zahm, & Co., Publishers, Lancaster, Pa."
Weiss C-BL-12..
d. A black man polishes boots in a house. Referring to Ben Butler's capture of New Orleans, he says, "By golly Massa Butler, I like dis better dan workin' in de field for ole Sesesh massa."
Weiss C-BL-59.
e. "A member of Jim Francis' Philadelphia Dog Detective Gards, has Jeff in a tight place." A black man holding some twigs looks down at a dog with collar labeled "Jeff." An observing donkey says, "Jeff has the feelings of a prince of wails." Published by Magee, 316 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia.
Weiss C-BL-35. Item #36346

Price: $350.00