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Plate: Union Line

Object Number: 
1961.104
Date: 
1820-1846
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. ( 2.2 x 25.7 cm )
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
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
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