Dish

Object Number: 
1955.235
Date: 
1940-1950
Medium: 
Whiteware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 3.8 x 19.7 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
impressed: on front: "WESTERN AND ATLANTIC R.R./1855 AND "GENERAL"
Description: 
Set of four molded whiteware dishes, each representing a raised and painted image of a locomotive, and each plate has pierced holes for wall mounting
Gallery Label: 
The "General" is one of the most famous locomotives. Captured by the Andrews raiders on April 12, 1862, it was retaken by the Confederates after a thrilling chase. It was built by Thomas Rogers in 1855. The Western and Atlantic Railroad is now part of the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St.Louis line.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ms. Dora Whitman Fluekiger in memory of Florence Elsworth Wilson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group