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Pictorial Envelope

Q I am really intrigued to find out more about this envelope. It has Marcus Ward & Co under the flap of the envelope and I thought the "Empress" would be referring to Queen Victoria being proclaimed Empress of India in January 1877. The illustration appears to be hand drawn but unsure as itís so precise. I would love to discover more about the history behind it, can anyone help?


Ephemera - minor transient documents of every day life