Our Joseph H. Treyze Collection of Civil War Patriotic Envelopes is one of New York (NY) Heritage’s featured online collections for January 2018.
The Joseph H. Treyz Collection contains 149 patriotic envelopes printed during the Civil War. They represent the Union cause and contain patriotic images such as the Union flag, state seals, soldiers, goddesses, depictions of Northern cities, prominent leaders and military officers, and cartoons and caricatures depicting Southern life. The majority of the envelopes include a slogan or poetry supporting the Union cause. Most of the envelopes are beige in color, with a few that are yellow, blue or pink. The images are printed in black and white or with colors of blue, red or a combination of red, white and blue.
The collection is featured on the NY Heritage homepage under Featured Collection – South Central. To learn more: Joseph H. Treyze Collection of Civil War Patriotic Envelopes.
New York Heritage is a research portal for learning more about the people, places and events that contributed to the making of New York State. The collections in NY Heritage represent a broad range of historical, scholarly and cultural materials held in libraries, museums, and archives throughout the state.