Lafayette Mementos Photos

Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French military officer who served under George Washington as a major-general in the American Revolutionary War. He was instrumental in involving France in its support of the United States. In 1824, at the invitation of President James Monroe, Lafayette visited all 24 U.S. states as a hero. Many portraits, statues and souvenirs were produced to mark the visit.

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Marquis de Lafayette statue by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi in Union Square. New York, NY.Statue of Lafayette at base of Washington Monument notes American defense of France in WW I. Baltimore, MD.Bronze bust of Marquis de Lafayette member of Society of the Cincinnati after Jean-Antoine Houdon at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Marquis de Lafayette bust by Jean Houdon in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Marquis de Lafayette statue (1873) by Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi in Union Square. New York, NY.Statue of Lafayette (1924) at base of Washington Monument notes American defense of France in WW I. Baltimore, MD.Bronze bust of Marquis de Lafayette member of Society of the Cincinnati after Jean-Antoine Houdon at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Marquis de Lafayette bust (1785) by Jean Houdon in Virginia State Capitol. Richmond, VA.
Marquis de Lafayette marble bust by unknown after Jean-Antoine Houdon at National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.Portrait of Marquis de Lafayette by Charles Willson Peale in National Portrait Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.Portrait of Marquis de Lafayette by Thomas Sully in National Portrait Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.Portrait of Lafayette at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.
Marquis de Lafayette marble bust (1871 after c1786 original) by unknown after Jean-Antoine Houdon at National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.Portrait of Marquis de Lafayette (1779-80) by Charles Willson Peale in National Portrait Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.Portrait of Marquis de Lafayette (1825-6) by Thomas Sully in National Portrait Gallery. Philadelphia, PA.Portrait of Lafayette at General Daniel Bissell House. St. Louis, MO.
Engraving of Lafayette by Ary Scheffer of Paris at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Graphic of Marquiss de Lafayette with James, his African Virginian body servant, at the conclusion of Virginia campaign at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.George Washington presenting charter of Society of Cincinnati to Lafayette & Alexander Hamilton mural by H. Siddons Mowbray in Key Room at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Reception given to Lafayette bronze door panel in Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Engraving (1822) of Lafayette by Ary Scheffer of Paris at Tudor Place. Washington, DC.Graphic of Marquiss de Lafayette with James, his African Virginian body servant, at the conclusion of Virginia campaign (c1781) at Museum of Virginia History. Richmond, VA.George Washington presenting charter of Society of Cincinnati to Lafayette & Alexander Hamilton mural (1909) by H. Siddons Mowbray in Key Room at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Reception given to Lafayette (1824) bronze door panel in Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.
Earthenware plate with Lafayette from James & Ralph Clews of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware mug with Washington & Lafayette from England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Pitcher with image of George Washington, made in England to mark visit of General Lafayette to USA at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Pitcher with image of George Washington, made in England to mark visit of General Lafayette to USA at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.
Earthenware plate with Lafayette (1819-36) from James & Ralph Clews of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware mug with Washington & Lafayette (c1824) from England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Pitcher with image of George Washington, made in England (1824) to mark visit of General Lafayette to USA at Federal Hall. New York, NY.Pitcher with image of George Washington, made in England (1824) to mark visit of General Lafayette to USA at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.
Bowl with image of Shipright's Arms, made in England to mark visit of General Lafayette to USA at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.Lafayette china patterns at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.General Lafayette landing at Castle Garden in New York on Aug. 16, 1824 transfer printed plate from Staffordshire, England at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Transfer printed plate commemorating landing of Lafayette at Castle Clinton New York on Aug. 16, 1821 by James & Ralph Clews of Staffordshire, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Bowl with image of Shipright's Arms, made in England (1824) to mark visit of General Lafayette to USA at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA.Lafayette china patterns at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.General Lafayette landing at Castle Garden in New York on Aug. 16, 1824 transfer printed plate (c1830) from Staffordshire, England at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Transfer printed plate (c1825) commemorating landing of Lafayette at Castle Clinton New York on Aug. 16, 1821 by James & Ralph Clews of Staffordshire, England at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.
Plate commemorating landing of Lafayette at Castle Clinton New York on Aug. 16, 1821 at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.China plate of La Grange castle of General Lafayette at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.General Lafayette at Benjamin Franklin's Tomb transfer printed teapot from Staffordshire, England at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden, NY earthenware pitcher attrib. to Jersey City Pottery Co., NJ at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Plate commemorating landing of Lafayette at Castle Clinton New York on Aug. 16, 1821 at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.China plate of La Grange castle of General Lafayette at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.General Lafayette at Benjamin Franklin's Tomb transfer printed teapot (c1830) from Staffordshire, England at Shelburne Museum. Shelburne, VT.Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden, NY earthenware pitcher (c1850) attrib. to Jersey City Pottery Co., NJ at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Pressed glass salt dish in shape of steamboat by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., MA, made to mark Lafayette's return visit to America at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Pressed glass steamboat Lafayette commemorative salt by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Graphic of Aaron Dekalb introducing Lafayette to Silas Deanne after painting by Alonzo Chappell at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Corner chair with walking stick given to Jesse Deane by Lafayette at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Pressed glass salt dish in shape of steamboat (c1827-35) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co., MA, made to mark Lafayette's return visit to America at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.Pressed glass steamboat Lafayette commemorative salt (1830-45) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Graphic of Aaron Dekalb introducing Lafayette to Silas Deanne after painting by Alonzo Chappell at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.Corner chair with walking stick given to Jesse Deane by Lafayette at Silas Deane House. Wethersfield, CT.
Pitcher & basin once used by Lafayette when he stayed at nearby hotel at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Gold button embossed with image of George Washington made in Waterbury, CT presented to Lafayette at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette & Napoleon souvenir pitcher from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.
Pitcher & basin once used by Lafayette when he stayed at nearby hotel at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Gold button embossed with image of George Washington (1824) made in Waterbury, CT presented to Lafayette at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette & Napoleon souvenir pitcher from 1904 St. Louis World's Fair at Chatillon-DeMenil Mansion. St. Louis, MO.

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