Pair of gloves: welcome Lafayette the Nations Guest

Object Number: 
1949.118ab
Date: 
1823-1824
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
overall a: 16 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. ( 41 x 11.7 cm ) overall b: 16 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. ( 41.3 x 12.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: top of hand, around image: "WELCOME / LA FAYETTE" printed: inside top a: "J.B / 40"
Description: 
White kid gloves with black printed medallions containing commemorative images of General LaFayette on the top of each hand.
Gallery Label: 
The engraving for the image on these gloves is by Asher B. Durand (1796-1886).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John R. Bennet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group