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Shoe

Description

Red leather doll's shoe stamped with the phrase "Welcome Lafayette" and with his portrait on the toe box. The shoe was likely made as a commemorative souvenir of the Marquis de Lafayette's return visit to the United States in 1824. Gilbert du Motier (1757-1834), the Marquis de Lafayette, was a key figure during the American Revolutionary War, commanding American troops in multiple battles. His return tour of the country was met with widespread celebration of his and the nation's earlier victory.

Creator

unknown

Date

circa 1825

Materials

Leather

Dimensions

1 H x 3 L x 1 W inches

Resource ID

11997

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. George P. Neilson

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.