Scope and Content of Collection
The Civil War-Era Pictorial envelopes and song sheets, which covers the period of 1861 to 1865, consists of envelopes and song sheets that depict different locations in Baltimore, Maryland, during the Civil War. The song sheets include lithographs paired with patriotic songs. Three of the envelopes were signed by Charles Magnus. The envelopes in the collection are extremely similar, and it is possible Magnus published all of them, however, other publishers may have copied Magnus's style.