Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre breaking ground for Lafayette monument
A crowd observes the Marshal of France, Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, breaking ground at the proposed site for a monument to the Marquis de Lafayette located on the east side of Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Maryland. Mayor of Baltimore James H. Preston, second from left, and other officials look on. Joffre visited the city as part of a French delegation touring the country after the United States entered World War I. The Lafayette Monument would eventually be installed in 1924 on the south side of Mount Vernon Place.