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1824-1825 Marquis de Lafayette Engraving

Marquis de Lafayette



Frame: 6 ¾” x 6 ½”; Sight: 3 7/8” x 3 ¾”


Marquis de Lafayette's Tour of America 1824-1825: A Celebration of Friendship and Democracy.


Marquis de Lafayette, a French aristocrat and military officer, played a vital role in the American Revolution by serving as a major general in the Continental Army and being a close friend of George Washington. After the war, he continued to support the American cause of independence. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1824, Lafayette embarked on a tour of America. He visited various cities, including New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, where he was welcomed by parades, speeches, and banquets. Lafayette's visit was a testament to the unbreakable bond between France and the United States, and the shared values of freedom and democracy. During his tour, Lafayette met several founding fathers, such as Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. In honor of his visit, numerous items such as textiles, paintings, bronze sculptures, and engravings were created.

1824-1825 Marquis de Lafayette Engraving

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