|Dimensions||24 x 2.5 x 2.5 in|
Flowers of the South or “Fleurs du Sud” was a popular lithograph seen in many windows of Southern sympathizers in Federally occupied New Orleans. By skillfully arranging the flowers in his lithograph, local artist J. B. Guibet, was able to make available to New Orleanians an illustration of their beloved by outlawed “Stars and Bars”, the First National Confederate Flag. The blue shaded area in the upper left-hand corner represents the blue canton. There are eleven five- pointed flowers representing the seeded states and two blue flowers representing the Border States. The two rows of red-shaded flowers represent the red bar and the single row of white flowers, the white bar. When “Beast” Butler learned of Guibet’s deception every effort was made to locate and destroy his lithographs and engraving plates. Surviving original lithographs represent failure of “Beast” Butler to break the spirit of the city. Confederate Memorial Hall is proud to offer for sale a reproduction of the surviving examples, along with its history. Item shipped in mailing tube.