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"Him fader's hope, Him moder's joy, Him darling little Contraband Boy"

`Him fader`s hope, Him moder`s joy, Him darling little Contraband Boy` 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 a white man holding an African American baby.


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