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Object Name HANDKERCHIEF
Catalog Number 0985.06.00006b
Date 1861-1865
Description 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.
Material Fabric/Cloth/Silk
Dimensions W-34 L-34 inches
Owned owner/user unknown
Made W. H. Tucker Kayess, London, England, Great Britain, United Kingdom
Provenance 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.
Search Terms flag imagery
English war sentiment
recognition of Confederacy
Subjects Blockade running
Blockades
Flags
Foreign relations
International relations