ROBERT E. LEE STATUE UNVEILING
NEW ORLEANS, LA
Most issues of this general type were of official nature. Local statues and monuments usually were financed by public contributions. Considerable revenue often was derived from sale of medals and other souvenirs commemorating event.
Photos courtesy of W. David Perkins
Obv. Statue with surrounding fenced landscape; above, around New Orleans Feb. 22. 1884; on truncation of landscape microscopic Peiffer Bros. Phila.
Rev. Within large wreath Souvenir / * / Unveiling of Statue / Gen. Robert E. Lee / small Feb. 22. 1884 / --.-- / Born Jan. 19. 1807 / Died Oct. 12. 1870 / *
HK-758 Pewter. 45mm.