Lincoln vs. Davis

The Vigo County Historical Society has a wonderful set of five political envelopes from 1861 that feature President Abraham Lincoln and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. The two men are illustrated in a boxing ring.

The description of the envelopes reads, “each envelope progresses their conflict as an allegory of the larger Civil War. The crowd surrounding them varies but is generally made up of soldiers, politicians, animals and political symbolism. The fight ends with Davis defeated.”

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