Boys dressed in white and girls in blue and red stand in front of the equestrian statue of General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond to create a human Confederate battle flag in 1907. This tableau was part of a five-day celebration in the Virginia capital that honored the Confederate cause. The festivities opened with the unveiling of a monument to General J. E. B. Stuart and closed with the unveiling of a monument to the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis. The events coincided with a reunion of the United Confederate Veterans that was taking place in the city.
This mass-produced, colored postcard was based on an original photograph taken by Huestis Pratt Cook, a prominent local photographer. The tag line to the postcard attests to a Lost Cause view of the Confederacy: "And 'Twill Live In Song and Story Though Its Folds Are In the Dust."