President James A. Garfield Portraits & Mementos Photos

When President James A. Garfield (20th U.S. President took office 1881) was assassinated within the year it was a shock to the nation, since unlike the first assassination of Lincoln, it was a time of peace. Many mementos were produced in Garfield's honor. Many of the mementos pictured on this page are housed at the President James A. Garfield National Historic Site.
Nov. 19, 1831Born in Moreland Hills, Ohio
1856Graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts
1857Named president of Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (now Hiram College)
Nov. 11, 1858Married Lucretia Rudolph
1859Elected to Ohio Senate
1860Daughter born
1862Became youngest brigadier general in the Union Army & spends first part of Civil War using his oratory to recruit troops
1862Elected to House of Representatives
Sept. 1863Fought at Chickamauga, TN
Dec. 1863Resigned from army to serve in Congress
1863-74Six additional children born
1876Garfield buys farm in Mentor, OH
1880Garfield expands Lawnfield house on Mentor farm
1880Elected President of the United States after Front Porch Campaign
July 2, 1881Shot by Charles Guiteau
Sept. 19, 1881Died in Elberon, NJ
1885Lucretia expands Mentor house to include Garfield's Memorial Library, forerunner of Presidential Libraries
1890Garfield Monument & Tomb opened in Cleveland, OH

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Stained glass window with James A. Garfield portrait in Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield print portrait at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield graphic portrait by George E. Perine at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield print portrait at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.
Stained glass window with James A. Garfield portrait in Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield print portrait at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield graphic portrait by George E. Perine at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield print portrait at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield print by New York Tribune at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Marble bust of James A. Garfield at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield relief at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield marble bust at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Lucretia Rudolph Garfield print (1881) by New York Tribune at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.Marble bust of James A. Garfield at Garfield home. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield relief at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield marble bust at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
James A. Garfield portrait by John Follinsbee at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Lucretia Garfield portrait by John Follinsbee at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield's drafting set at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield's Civil War Colt revolver, buttons & pith helmet at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
James A. Garfield portrait by John Follinsbee at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Lucretia Garfield portrait by John Follinsbee at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield's drafting set at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield's Civil War Colt revolver, buttons & pith helmet at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Ohio Historical Marker for James A. Garfield & the Civil War at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield & Arthur presidential campaign cap at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield for president campaign plate at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield presidential campaign buttons at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Ohio Historical Marker for James A. Garfield & the Civil War at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield & Arthur presidential campaign cap (1880) at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield for president campaign plate at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield presidential campaign buttons at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Garfield & Arthur presidential campaign ribbon at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield & Arthur presidential campaign cloth at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.President James Abram Garfield & VP Chester Alan Arthur printed cloth. Fremont, OH.Garfield & Arthur Inauguration Ball program at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Garfield & Arthur presidential campaign ribbon (1880) at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield & Arthur presidential campaign cloth (1880) at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.President James Abram Garfield & VP Chester Alan Arthur printed cloth (at Hayes Presidential Center). Fremont, OH.Garfield & Arthur Inauguration Ball program (March 4, 1881) at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Inaugural Ball program for James Abram Garfield & VP Chester Alan Arthur in private collection. CA.President Garfield's Inaugural speech at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.President Garfield's boots & top hat at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Lucretia Garfield's writing case at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Inaugural Ball program for James Abram Garfield & VP Chester Alan Arthur (1881) in private collection. CA.President Garfield's Inaugural speech (March 4, 1881) at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.President Garfield's boots & top hat at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Lucretia Garfield's writing case at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Garfield's footed bowl at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield's ceramic hound-handle pitcher with Rockingham glaze at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield's Jasperware teapot by Wedgwood & silver cake server at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Flatware used in Garfield's White House at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Garfield's footed bowl at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield's ceramic hound-handle pitcher with Rockingham glaze at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Garfield's Jasperware teapot by Wedgwood & silver cake server at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Flatware used in Garfield's White House at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Graphic of assassination of President Garfield from Police Gazette at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.James A. Garfield bronze death mask by Auguste St. Gaudens at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Items from James A. Garfield's funeral at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Collection of items of mourning for President Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Graphic of assassination of President Garfield from Police Gazette (July 16, 1881) at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.James A. Garfield bronze death mask by Auguste St. Gaudens at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Items from James A. Garfield's funeral at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Collection of items of mourning for President Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Rookwood pottery pitcher with face of assassinated President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield Rockingham pitcher attrib. Croxall & Sons Pottery at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Creamware pitchers in remembrance of assassinated President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Pressed glass mourning plate for President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Rookwood pottery pitcher with face of assassinated President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.James A. Garfield Rockingham pitcher (c1880) attrib. Croxall & Sons Pottery at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.Creamware pitchers in remembrance of assassinated President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Pressed glass mourning plate for President James A. Garfield at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.
Pressed glass remembrance plate for Presidents Garfield, Washington & Lincoln at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Pressed glass memorial plate to President Garfield made by Iowa City Flint Glass Mfg. at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.James A. Garfield memorial pressed glass plate at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.James A. Garfield mourning plate in Yellow ware attrib. McDevitt & Moore at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.
Pressed glass remembrance plate for Presidents Garfield, Washington & Lincoln at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.Pressed glass memorial plate to President Garfield made by Iowa City Flint Glass Mfg. at Historical Museum of Iowa. Des Moines, IA.James A. Garfield memorial pressed glass plate (c1881) at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.James A. Garfield mourning plate in Yellow ware (c1881) attrib. McDevitt & Moore at Museum of Ceramics. East Liverpool, OH.
James Abram Garfield medal. Fremont, OH.20: James Abram Garfield lived. XP.Relief of President James A. Garfield in Cleveland's Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument. Cleveland, OH.Memorial print of President J.A. Garfield at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.
James Abram Garfield (1881-1881) medal (at Hayes Presidential Center). Fremont, OH.20: James Abram Garfield (1881-1881) lived (1831-1881). XP.Relief of President James A. Garfield in Cleveland's Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument. Cleveland, OH.Memorial print of President J.A. Garfield at Warp Pioneer Village. Minden, NE.
Pressed milk glass plate with President James A. Garfield tomb at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.President James A. Garfield Monument. Cleveland, OH.

Pressed milk glass plate with President James A. Garfield tomb at Garfield NHS. Mentor, OH.President James A. Garfield Monument (1890) (Lake View Cemetery). Cleveland, OH. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: George Keller. On National Register.


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