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Pageant Exhibition Panel 22 - Young boys playing in front of the arch of welcome for Lafayette
TitlePageant Exhibition Panel 22 - Young boys playing in front of the arch of welcome for Lafayette
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/lancaster/37.jpg
SubjectLafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834--Travel--United States--Massachusetts; Lancaster (Mass.)--History--Drama; Fourth of July celebrations--Massachusetts--Lancaster; Library exhibits--Massachusetts--Lancaster
DescriptionYoung boys playing in front of the arch of welcome for Marquis de la Lafayette, the French General who served in the American Revolutionary War, during Episode V, The Reception of Lafayette, in the Lancaster, Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant. A group of women and girls string the garlands on the welcome sign. The man in the top hot and white suit is the Lancaster schoolmaster. In 1824 General Lafayette was invited by President Monroe to revisit the United States as the guest of the nation. For thirteen months he visited nearly every town in the United States. He arrived at Lancaster on September 2, 1824 at half past six in the morning. The photograph is mounted on heavy cardboard and has text describing the activity and history depicted in the photograph. The text for this image has been transcribed.
TranscriptionPageant at Lancaster, Massachusetts July 4, 1912. A punch is prepared for the festive occasion, and then the town clerk and his wife and daughter drive across the green and dismount, and he takes complete charge of everything. His old horse is unharnessed from chaise, and a hostler cleans and saddles the animal, while the constable has a hard time trying to drag the chaise off the scene, the boys being mischievous.
CreatorSears, Richard
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org/
ContributorsThayer Memorial Library
Date1912-07-04
TypeImage, Text
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier1912-PAG-22
SourceImage is the twenty-second photograph in the Lancaster Massachusetts 1912 Fourth of July Pageant Exhibition created by the Thayer Memorial Library.
Languageen-US
RelationFrom the archives at the Thayer Memorial Library, Lancaster, Massachusetts. http://thayermemoriallibrary.org
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