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D. Murphy's Son
USA: New York, New York
3 1/4" x 5 1/2"; 9 x 14 cm.; 1 item (2 pages)
Gift of William Caleb Loring
This Civil War envelope depicts a dismissive Britain (Victoria Rex) mounted on a lion gazing at the young, upstart Confederacy, represented by a rooster. The rooster carries the seven-star Confederate flag, which the Confederacy used as its national flag from March 4, 1861 until May 21, 1861. Forms part of the William Caleb Loring illustrated envelope collection.