Disney’s Duckville Texas Handkerchief

Just found a fun little handkerchief in a local antique store. It has an issue with cultural insensitivity in the border design, but if you look at the main image, it contains a comical moment for Donald Duck!

For what it is, let’s have a look:

We see the mischievous varmints Huey, Dewey, and Louie are up to their usual skullduggery. This time they aim to bushwhack their Unca’ Donald! And with the help of Goofy, no less. Everyone seems happy enough, so we will assume the guns are cap pistols and at least the horse won’t get hurt.

The copyright is ‘Walt Disney Productions’ which helps us to date this item before 1986.

Basic western imagery is peppered around the handkerchief. Stars, cacti, a horse, a covered wagon, and unfortunately, not one but three stereotypical Indians.

Was Duckville in Texas?

I think that Donald’s three nephews have ‘moved’ Duckville to Texas to better authenticate their ambush. Because not many desperados operate in New York. At least, not western-type ones!

FUN FACTS: Do you know why this is called a Handkerchief? Because you put it in your hand before you ker your chief. Okay. Maybe not a fact. But it was fun to think about!

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