Overall: 4 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 10.8 x 12.1 x 1.9 cm )
cast: on lip: "FIRST * SUCCESSFUL*/ STEAMBOAT * MDCCCVII */ CENTENNIAL MCMIX"
chased: around portrait: "ROBERT FULTON"
chased: below portrait: "F. Ziegler"
stamped: on side: "GORHAM CO/ G [image of a lion] C/ Q178"
Rounded cast triangular souvenir ashtray from the Hudson-Fulton Celebration; chased medallion portrait of Robert Fulton in the center with an image of his ship the "Clermont" above; two American bald eagles in the lower corners; raised edge inscribed, "FIRST * SUCCESSFUL*/ STEAMBOAT * MDCCCVII */ CENTENNIAL MCMIX;" signed by the artist along the bottom edge; manufacturer's stamp on the side.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman, 1/17/10
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