This umbrella was one of a pair presented to James Monroe and the Marquis de Lafayette when they visited the city of Boston in 1825. The umbrella weighs eight pounds and is made of whale bone with tan silk and two tones of green borders. The handle is inscribed with "James Monroe President of the United States" and "The Nation's Guest," referring to Lafayette.


  • Title: Umbrella
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: 1825

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