The Marquis de Lafayette Prints Collection makes use of the following metadata fields:

title

Caption titles (printed or written) are transcribed as they appear on the print. Titles in square brackets are assigned by the cataloger.

Examples
  • Caption title: The First Meeting of Washington and Lafayette
  • Without printed/written caption: [Washington and Lafayette]

description.note

Contains supplemental information (printed or written) that appears on the print and is not used in the creator/contributor/publisher/or notes fields.

Examples
  • Philadelphia, August 3rd, 1777
  • From the collection of the Sons of Liberty in upstate New York. 1904
  • Lafayette [facsimile signature]

creator

Artists, engravers, lithographers, etchers, photographers, calligraphers associated with the print. Relator terms assigned to names.

Examples
  • Chappell, Alonzo — artist
  • D.W. Kellog & Co. — lithographer
  • Fiessinger, Franz Gabriel, 1752-1807 — engraver

subject.lcsh

Includes personal names, geographic names, and topical subjects that appear in the title, description note, and notes fields.

Examples
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834 — Portraits
  • La Fayette family
  • Brandywine, Battle of, Pa., 1777
  • Mount Vernon (Va.: Estate)

publisher.original

Name of publisher and/or printer as it appears on the print.

Examples
  • Currier & Ives — publisher
  • Nagel, Louis — printer

date.orginal

Date as it appears on the print. If it is a copyright date, the letter c precedes the date. If the print does not have a date, the field is left blank.

Examples
  • 1839
  • c1876

format.medium

The process used for making the print.

Examples
  • engraving
  • mezzotint

format.extent

The specific material designation (print) and the physical dimensions of the item (height and width in centimeters). Multiple size statements appear in the field.

Examples
  • 1 print: image 7 x 7 cm., on sheet 9.5 x 9.8 cm., on mount 21 x 34 cm.

description

Contains information related to Lafayette including historical scenes, political and social events, battles, homes, or anything not stated on the print. This field is also used to include descriptive information about the print.

Examples
  • The birthplace of Lafayette.
  • Jean Sylvain Bailly was the first mayor of Paris under the new system of the Commune, July 15, 1789 to November 16, 1791. He was guillotined in 1793.
  • Print removed from book.
  • Hand-colored engraving.

description.condition

Field used if print is fragile or damaged.

Examples
  • Print is brittle.

description.provenance

Donor’s name and date if known.

Examples
  • Stuart Wells Jackson
  • Essex County Country Club, June 22, 1942

description.series

The prints from Special Collections are grouped into seventeen series. The Lafayette College Art Collection prints do not include a series statement.

Examples
  • Quenedey (Special Collections)
  • Scenes from the Life: 1776-1834 (Special Collections)

identifier.item.number

The Special Collections item number contains Roman numerals which refer to the series followed by a number indicating the order within the series. The Lafayette Art Collection prints have accession numbers as their unique identifier.

Examples
  • II.2.a (Special Collections)
  • 2010.01 (Art Collection)

rights.digital

Usage rights statement.

Examples
  • This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational use, excluding print publication. For additional information, please see http://digital.lafayette.edu/copyright for our Reproduction, Use, and Copyright Guidelines.

publisher.digital

Entity responsible for publishing the digitized item.

Examples
  • Special Collections & College Archives, Skillman Library, Lafayette College

source

Physical collection from which the item was scanned.

Examples
  • Lafayette College Art Collection
  • Special Collections & College Archives, Skillman Library, Lafayette College

relation.IsPartOf

Name of the digital collection.

Examples
  • Marquis de Lafayette Prints Collection

identifier.download

Link to downloadable reference image.

Examples

identifier.zoom

Link to image for close study.

Examples