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Metal Tablet Commemorating the Unveiling of a Memorial to Lafayette
Date: 1917
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Medium: Bronze
Dimensions: Overall: 2 x 2 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 5.1 x 6.3 x 0.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Bronze struck plaquette with obverse showing full-length frontal portrait of General Lafayette standing in front of his horse being held by attendant. Reverse bears inscription below eagle decorated with laurel wreath: "MEMORIAL TO LAFAYETTE/UNVEILED AT BROOKLYN/MAY 10 1917/BY/MARECHAL JOFFRE AND M.VIVIANI/WAR COMMISSIONERS OF FRANCE/TO THE/UNITED STATES."
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Irene and Emily Braman
Object Number: 1953.83
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Marks: Inscription: obverse, at lower right corner of field: "C.D.FRENCH" Inscription: obverse, in exergue, at right corner: "A.LUKEMAN AFTER DANIEL C. FRENCH" Inscription: reverse, at lower right corner of field: "A.L." Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y."