Lafayette Commemorative Silk Ribbon

Unknown maker, United States


When the Marquis de Lafayette, a hero of the American Revolution, visited the United States from August of 1824 to September 1825, the occasion was marked with numerous souvenirs, including this silk ribbon. During the nineteenth century silk ribbons were popular means of commemorating major events, political campaigns and the deaths of prominent public figures.

  • Titles Lafayette Commemorative Silk Ribbon (Descriptive)
  • Medium silk
  • Dimensions 7 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. (19.7 x 6.7 cm)
  • Credit Line Gift of Mrs. William Bailey, Jr., 1984.253
  • Work Type badge
  • Classification Costume