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Invitation to unveilings of statue, Washington and Lafayette, by Ward, 1900; board.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06343.228 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: 19 April 1900 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.6 cm x 29.3 cm.

People: Ward, John Quincy Adams, 1830-1910
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Art, Music, Theater, and FilmPresidentRevolutionary War GeneralFranceMonument

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