The Result of Secession
To order an image, navigate to the full
display and click "request this image"
on the blue toolbar.
This patriotic cover (envelope featuring images and slogans) was printed during the Civil War to promote the antislavery cause and depicts a conversation between two African American men, one dressed for the country, the other for the city. Text of the conversation: Julius--"Is your massa Union or Session?" Sam--"Why he's Session." Julius--"Den I pitys yer--you was as good a leben hundred dollar nigga as eber I see--an' now yer aint wuf wun cent!"