Plate: Union Line

Plate: Union Line
Plate: Union Line
Title
Plate: Union Line
Date 
1820-1846
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 25.7 cm )
Description 
Blue transfer printed pearlware plate depicting a river scene and steamboat; the boat has "UNION/LINE" on the side and flies a Union Line flag; the border depicts shells and leaves and has an irregular center.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Object Number 
1961.104
Marks 
impressed: into the back of plate: the letter"L" typed: paper label on back: " The Union Line, formed in 1820 to operate between New York and Philadelphia. It was the most popular of all lines in service between the two cities. In 1832, the Union which had control of all other lines, and became associated with the Rail Company."
Provenance 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group