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John Bull in his perilous feat of horsemanship
D. Murphy's Son
USA: New York, New York
3 1/4" x 5 1/2"; 9 x 14 cm.; 1 item (1 page)
Gift of William Caleb Loring

This Civil War envelope depicts Britain (John Bull) riding atop of two horses, Union and Secession, as Britain precariously balances a bale of cotton on his shoulders. Secession, the Confederate horse, wears the seven-star national flag of the Confederacy, which was used from March 4, 1861 until May 21, 1861. Forms part of the William Caleb Loring illustrated envelope collection.