Overall: 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. ( 2.2 x 21 cm )
Circular pearlware plate with lobed rim; dark blue transfer printed flower and leaf border;view of triple arched bridge spanning a canal. (Erie Canal).
printed: on obverse: "ENTRANCE OF/ THE ERIE CANAL/ INTO THE HUDSON/ AT ALBANY"
printed: tags glued to reverse: "Purchased from the Henry G. Taylor Collection, Nov 10, 1923 Westfield Mass/ By Woods"; " Total cost of the Erie Canal about nine million dollars. Up to 1881 when tolls were abolished receipts ahd exceeded cost by $ 2,400.00. The indirect benefits could not be overvalued."
printed: newspaper clipping glued to reverse: "......Erie CanalCentena....../The Erie Canal, a monument to"
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