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I think this might be the umbrella. George Washington Parke Custis gave Lafayette Washington’s equestrian parasol in 1824. In 1825, Lafayette left the US for good headed for France. When he disembarked at La Havre 24 days later, cannons were fired, and on October 9th, when he reached his farm, La Grange, he was feted at a gala party of 4,000. According to the August 2010 issue of the Maine Antiques Digest, "George Washington rode out on his horse to look over his farms in all sorts of weather. He had a farmer's lunch box listed in his probate inventory that he probably took along on his daily rides, and he needed a big umbrella to protect him from the hot Virginia sun," said Susan Schoelwer, curator at Mount Vernon...The umbrella sold for $126,743 at a recent Christies auction.
Is that a record price for an umbrella? xx