Overall: 1 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 26 cm )
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer print of Park Theatre and the "Entrance of the Canal into the Hudson at Albany"; rim of plate has oak leaf and acorn transfer print with four medallion portraits at top of Jefferson, Lafayette, Clinton, and Washington; at bottom of rim is view of the entrance to the Erie Canal at Albany; central image is a New York street scene showing the Park Theatre.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
typed: on jelly label on underside of plate: "Jefferson, Washington, Lafayette, & Clinton sold at auction in 1937 for $105.00"
printed: on adhesive label on underside of plate: "38" [collector's label]
typed: on jelly label on underside of plate: "PARK THEATER BY R. S. W./In celebration of the opening of the Erie Canal Oct. 26 1825, on arrival in New York Nov. 4 public gatherings were held in Park Theater and other public buildings lasting three days. Shows entrance canal at Albany."
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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