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Accession number 2008.016
Catalog Number 2008.016.0004
Object Name Envelope
Year Range from 1962
Year Range to 1962
Made Federal Envelope Company
Place of Origin USA
Description Medium sized manilla envelope used by the federal government to send civil defense information to farm families across the country. The envelope is tan printed in black with a thin metal clasp closure. The front side of the piece reads "Civil Defense Information For Farm Families/Distributed by: The Shakopee Rural Carriers, The Shakopee Chamber of Commerce, Scott County Agricultural Extension Service - Jordan, Minn./Save For Reference." A four cent stamp is adhered to the upper right corner of the envelope, it has been cancelled. The stamp is purple and shows an image of Abraham Lincoln. Written in blue ink along the right side of the envelope is "Herbert Hirscher/RR1." Stamped in purple below Hirscher's name is "Shakopee, Minn."
People Hirscher, Herbert
Search Terms Envelope
Civil Defense
Cold War
Nuclear disaster
Bombs
Bombing
Farming
Farm
Federal government
Scott County
Shakopee Chamber of Commerce
Post Office
Mail carriers