Programme & Souvenier of the Visit of the German Emperor to City,
Wood engraving on crepe paper, printed in colours. Sheet 360 x 360mm (14 x 14). Tears in edges.
A very rare souvenir handkerchief commemorating the November 1907 visit of Kaiser Wilhelm II to London. The design features portraits of Wilhelm and Empress Augusta Victoria, the Hohenzollern eagle and the black, white & red flag of the German Empire. The visit briefly improved the relationship between Britain and Queen Victoria's eldest grandson, but the following year he gave an interview with the Daily Telegraph in which he implied that the Germans cared nothing for the British and was quoted as saying 'You English are mad, mad, mad as March hares'. His remarks infuriated the German Foreign Office and insulted the British, French, Russians and Japanese.
[Ref: 32317] £160.00