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Lady Lafayette Hotel souvenir plate

Identifier: Mss 1173

Collection Overview

Souvenir plate from the 1940s for the Lady Lafayette Hotel located in Walterboro, South Carolina. The plate measures 10-3/8” across. The blue on white printed design features “The Hotel the Honeymooners Made Famous," “America’s Most Unique Hotel," “Lafayette Grill," “Motor Court," and “World’s Largest Collection of Miniature Dogs."


  • approximately 1938

Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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Historical Note

The Lady Lafayette Hotel, located in Walterboro, South Carolina, was popular with honeymooners and tourists driving between New York and Florida and was owned and operated by Albert Novit.


0.96 linear feet (1 flat box)


Souvenir plate for the Lady Lafayette Hotel located in Walterboro, South Carolina.

Collection Arrangement

Materials are described at the item level.

Acquisitions Information

Materials donated in 1996 by Sam Siegel.

Processing Information

Processed by Lauren Bickel, August 2023.


Inventory of the Lady Lafayette Hotel Souvenir Plate, approximately 1940s
Processed by: Lauren Bickel; finding aid created by: Lauren Bickel
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Repository Details

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