c. 1824 Marquis de Lafayette's Return Tour of America, Exceedingly Rare and important Printed Silk “Welcome Lafayette” Badge/Sash, with Printed Portrait Image of LaFayetts, Identified to his visit at Newburyport, Massachusetts, Choice Extremely Fine.Original large Black Printed White fine Silk Ribbon Sash measuring 32" long x 1” wide with a printed central image of Lafayette and the caption above reading, "Welcome Lafayette" in the center. Accompanied by a more modern identification note reading:
"Welcome Lafayette Badge - worn by Sarissa Kimball at the time of Lafayette's visit to Newburyport in 1824."
A few trivial small holes and abrasions, but remarkably well-preserved for such a fragile item. The only such large 32 Inch Long Sash produced in tribute to the Marquis de Lafayette we have seen and offered. A remarkable opportunity as you will not locate another.