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Old Abe Collector Card | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Old Abe Collector Card

Old Abe Collector Card | Print | Wisconsin Historical Society
Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment.  Popular cards sold in great quantities as benefit items ($9 per 100), so great was this bird's fame.  Old Abe is perched on a cannon with an American flag on his right side.   Lithograph by L. Lipman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after a photograph by Curtiss "sold for the benefit of the Permanent Soldiers' Home at Milwaukee" by Mrs. H.C. Crocker.
DESCRIPTION
Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment. Popular cards sold in great quantities as benefit items ($9 per 100), so great was this bird's fame. Old Abe is perched on a cannon with an American flag on his right side. Lithograph by L. Lipman, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, after a photograph by Curtiss "sold for the benefit of the Permanent Soldiers' Home at Milwaukee" by Mrs. H.C. Crocker.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:79111
Creation Date:circa 1865
Creator Name:Lipman, Louis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Collection Name:Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Genre:Print
Original Format Type:photographic print, color
Original Format Number:Album 17.26
Original Dimensions:2.375 x 3.875 inches
SUBJECTS
Birds
Souvenirs (Keepsakes)
Artillery
Civil War, 1861-1865
Ordnance
Flags
Mascots

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