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John Bull's Sympathy

John Bull`s Sympathy Patriotic cover
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This patriotic cover (envelope featuring images and slogans) was printed during the Civil War to promote the antislavery cause and depicts "John Bull" sitting on a bale of hay, with his back towards a slave on bended knee. A white man wielding a whip stands behind the slave, ready to strike.

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