mudwerks:

(via Anonymous Works: A Confederated “Dead Head”)

Seller’s description:

Very rare, original, ca 1861, Anti-Confederate States Civil War Illustrated Patriotic Envelope / Cover with a fantastic, skull and crossbones cache. This fantastic, Anti Confederate Civil War Cover measures approx. 5 1/2” x 3 1/8” and is titled “A Confederate ‘DEAD HEAD’”. It features a human skull above crossed bones. The skull wears the hat of a court jester and donkey ears. Text on the crossed bones reads “20 Dollars a Head” and “Dead or Alive”. There is a bullet hole in the forehead of the skull and the initials “JD” (for Jefferson Davis” can be seen on the donkey ears).