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Lot 284: 1824 LAFAYETTE Tour Silk Commemorating legend La Fayette Our Nation's Boast
29 October 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Post-Revolutionary War to Civil War
1824 LAFAYETTE Tour Silk Ribbon Commemorating Lafayette's Triumphant Return Visit to America!
c. 1824 Commemorative Silk Ribbon, with legend "La Fayette Our Nation's Boast." Black imprint upon White Silk, Choice Near Mint.
A terrific and historic item, commemorating Lafayette's triumphant return to America in 1824. This original Silk Ribbon measures about 7.25" long x 1.25" wide. It shows Lafayette's bust facing left adorned in his Military uniform within an oval decorative frame. An American Eagle above holds scroll reading, "OUR NATION'S BOAST." "LA FAYETTE - Sold by H. Korn, 82 N. 2nd St." is printed below the portrait. The ribbon has an ornate, very fancy scalloped outer fringe as added decorative detail. Boldly printed, well centered, and has excellent eye appeal for display.