The handkerchief is white silk with a red border. Flags of the nations of the world are printed on the white background, including: the Confederate First National Confederate flag in the lower left corner, which is labeled on the handkerchief as "America - Confederate"; and the United States national flag in the lower right corner, which is labeled as "America - Federal".
This handkerchief is associated with another white silk handkerchief (.6a) with portraits of Davis and his commanders on it.
|Dimensions||W-34 L-34 inches|
|Made||W. H. Tucker Kayess, London, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom|
This handkerchief is one of the memorial souvenir handkerchiefs manufactured in England and made available in America during the war.
The production of such items in the United Kingdom and France indicates a recognition by private British and French citizens that they could profit financially from the Civil War by selling products to both sides, despite not formally recognizing the Confederacy and the difficulties caused by the blockade.
English war sentiment
recognition of Confederacy