Overall: 6 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. ( 17.1 x 16.5 x 12.4 cm )
Whiteware pitcher molded in shape of head of Alfred E. Smith with shoulders and arms forming the base; facsimile of signature on base; underglaze buff-colored slip covers surface.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
printed: on reverse:"PATRIOTIC/ PRODUCTS/ASSOCIATION/PHILADELPHIA" (in shield) and "SYRACUSE/CHINA/O.P.C.O/MADE IN U.S.A/BLH THIS IS NO 765 OF A FIRST AND LIMITED EDITION." printed: on exterior: "ALF...SMITH' [Alfred E. Smith]
A native of New York's Lower East Side, Alfred E. Smith (1873-1944) served in the New York Sate Assembly from 1904 to 1915, was elected governor of New York for four terms, and ran for president on the Democratic ticket in 1928. He lost the election to Herbert Hoover.
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