Contributed by Maine Historical Society
This ribbon was worn by Eliza Merrill on the occasion of the Marquis de Lafayette's ceremonial visit to Portland in 1825.
Lafayette was a Revolutionary War comrade-at-arms of Major General Peleg Wadsworth, Wadsworth's son-in-law Stephen Longfellow delivered the welcoming address to Lafayette in Portland.
The ribbon was engraved by David G. Johnson.
About This Item
- Title: Welcome Lafayette Ribbon, Portland, 1825
- Creator: David G. Johnson
- Creation Date: 1825
- Subject Date: 1825
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Silk
- Dimensions: 23.2 cm x 4 cm
- Local Code: BM48 (1758)
- Object Type: Physical Object
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Parades & Pageants
- Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
- Parades and processions
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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