John Bull in his perilous feat of horsemanship [graphic]

A1985_012_0384DS.jpg

Title

John Bull in his perilous feat of horsemanship [graphic]

Description

John Bull in his perilous feat of horsemanship. Dated between 1861 and 1865. 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.

Note: Title from item.

Source

Collection of Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Lexington, Massachusetts. USM 017

Publisher

Date

between 1861 and 1865

Rights

This image is presented for research and educational purposes only, and may not be distributed or re-published without permission from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library.

Language

English

Identifier

A1985/012/0384

Is Part Of

William Caleb Loring Illustrated Envelope Collection. See the Museum Archives for more information regarding this collection.

Illustrated Patriotic Envelopes of the American Civil War exhibition

Extent

1 item ; 9 x 14 cm.

Provenance

Gift of William Caleb Loring.

Citation

“John Bull in his perilous feat of horsemanship [graphic],” digitalVGW, accessed May 29, 2024, https://digitalvgw.omeka.net/items/show/857.