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A Southern man holding a revolver at a well-dressed Northern man. Caption: "A New Way to pay Old Debts, as practiced by the 'Southern Chivalry.'"
D. Murphys Son, Print, 65 Fulton & 372 Pearl Sts. N.Y.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
'A New Way to Pay Old Debts' is an English Renaissance drama written by Philip Massinger in 1625. The play highlights the tension of class conflicts. This postal cover refers to class conflict between the former Southern slave owners and Northern business men. The image includes a Southern man holding a gun and a cat-o-nine tails whip pointed at the Northern man. Slaves are working in the background while an overseer watches them while holding a whip.
Printed envelope, 3 x 5.5 inches, Alfred S. Lippman Collection of Civil War postal covers, Manuscripts Collection 993, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Howard-Tilton Memorial Library. Louisiana Research Collection.
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