AN ICONIC CONFEDERATE STATES GENERAL ISSUE ESSAY, WITH BOTH OF THE UNIQUE MANOUVRIER WASH DRAWINGS -- FROM THE OFFUTT ARCHIVE.
These wash drawings, reportedly produced by Jules Manouvrier of New Orleans, depict idyllic scenes of the South. Manouvrier printed bank notes for Farmer's Bank of Alabama, which are similar to the wash drawings depicted here. Farmer's Bank was founded by a Confederate official. The dual Pictorial essays were found in a book assembled by H. St. George Offutt, who was chief of the Contract Bureau.
Ex Dietz, Weatherly, Freeland, Murphy and Dr. Brandon. This was the sole front cover feature of our Sale 795. Illustrated in Confederate Philatelist March-April 2000, p. 64.