Welcome Lafayette Ribbon, Portland, 1825

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.

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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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Maine Historical Society
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