Civil War Envelope, John Bull “don't See It.” Cartoon, 1861
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Civil War Envelope, John Bull “don't See It.” Cartoon, 1861:
The John Bull “don't see it.” cartoon on this cover references the Confederacy's attempt to break Great Britain's neutrality. It depicts the British "John Bull" character looking through a cotton bale as a Southern planter entices him with a cornucopia and a slave holds a "Southern Victory" sign. Printed by J. G. Wells, N.Y. and postmarked Aug 19 Muskegon Mich. The Washington 1851-57 issue 3 cent stamp is worn. The envelope is in fair condition and includes its original contents, a letter of inquiry about possible work sent to “Malcom Campbel, Esq.” and dated Aug 18/61, from George Lembach, [Muskeegon], Mich, postmarked August 19, 1861.