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Pageant Exhibition Panel 24 - Reading the thank you and welcome address to Lafayette
TitlePageant Exhibition Panel 24 - Reading the thank you and welcome address to Lafayette
Full Size Imagehttp://dlib.cwmars.org/cdm4/images/full_size/lancaster/39.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
DescriptionReading the address of welcome and thank you to 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. After Lafayette was received on the church steps, Lafayette and Rev. Dr. Thayer walk through the Arch of Welcome. The welcome address, as seen in the photograph, is then read by Rev. Dr. Thayer in the center of the common. Lafayette, played by Thomas F. Temple, is in the white hat, and his son, George Washington Lafayette, played by Harmar Morse, is in the light colored suit. Behind the welcome arch are the Bolton Rifles seated on their horses. 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 Escorted by the chairman of the selectmen and the others, the guests walk under the arch of welcome, and are received at the church steps by the Rev. Dr. Thayer, who walks with Lafayette to the centre of the common, and there reads his address.
CreatorSears, Richard
PublisherC/WMARS http://www.cwmars.org/
ContributorsThayer Memorial Library
Date1912-07-04
TypeImage, Text
Formatimage/jpg
Identifier1912-PAG-24
SourceImage is the twenty-fourth 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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