Platter: Mendenhall Ferry
Overall: 1 1/4 x 16 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 41.6 x 34.3 cm )
Glazed earthenware molded oval platter with blue transfer print decoration of Mendenhall Ferry with cows, sheep, river,trees, and houses, and a border of flowers, scrolls, and eagles.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
impressed: on back: "16 or 19"
printed: in blue on rim in oval frame: "Mendenhall Ferry"
typed: affixed to back: paper label "Mendenhall Ferry' over the Schuylkill just above Philadelphia Homes of Joseph Sims and Dr. Philip Syng Physick the 'father of American Surgery', may be seen in the background. Mendenhall Inn fav[orite?] resort of Philadelphia in left [back]ground. Nolan Collection.
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