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Plate

Plate
Title
Plate
Date 
1837-1860
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
overall: 1 1/8 x 10 1/2 in.
Description 
Light blue transfer printed pearlware plate with scalloped edges; there are four cartouches with inscription or images around the border as well as four eagles with shields; the center of the plate also has an inscription; all of the inscriptions are quotations from the Constitution.
Object Number 
INV.632
Marks 
inscribed: in cartouches on border: "WE HOLD / THAT ALL MEN [ITAL] ARE CREATED EQUAL"; "OF ONE BLOOD/ ARE ALL [ITAL]/ NATIONS OF/ MEN"; "THE TYRANTS FOE [SIC]/ THE PEOPLES FRIEN[D]." inscribed: in cartouches, central inscription: "CONGRESS/ SHALL MAKE NO LAW/ RESPECTING [ITAL] / AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION/ OR PROHIBITING [ITAL]/ THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF/ OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH,/ OR OF THE PRESS [ITAL]/ OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY [ITAL]/ TO ASSEMBLE/ AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT [ITAL]/ FOR A REPRESS OF/ GRIEVANCES/ CONSTITUTION/U.S."
Gallery Label 
The underlying theme of this plate is abolition. See Larsen, p.212
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group