Overall: 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. ( 1.6 x 18.4 cm )
Molded pearlware plate with the letters of the alphabet inscribed around the brim in low relief; at the center is a black transfer printed image of people seated in a meeting room facing a man seated at a bench being addressed by another man; the onlookers carry signs with inscriptions; parts of the image are highlighted with red, yellow, or green paint; black band around rim.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
printed: in black on front of plate around central view: "BAND OF HOPE/HOW TO FORM BANDS OF HOPE" inscribed: on signs held by figures in view: "NO DRUNKARD/CAN/ENTER/HEAVEN"; "REMEMBER/THE/SABBATH DAY/TO KEEP IT/HOLY"; "BAND/OF/HOPE"; "NO/ALCOHOL"
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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