RARE c. 1824 Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Pink Silk Ribbon
Rare “LA FAYETTE” Pink Silk Ribbon. c. 1824 Marquis de Lafayette Commemorative Silk Ribbon, Choice Extremely Fine.. This commemorative ribbon measures 7.25” x 1.5” and is printed in black on pink silk, with small decorative ornaments running along the top and bottom edges. This type looks very similar to the 1824 ribbons issued by J. Yeager, in that LaFayette’s bust appears in a laurel wreath surrounded by flags, cannons, and other military items. However, on this example, the printing is sideways, so that any mottoes are missing, as is the eagle that normally tops the image. A rare design..