Overall: 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. ( 1.9 x 22.5 cm )
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer print; rim printed with oak leaves, acorns, and stippled background; center of plate printed with street scene including view of the City Hotel.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
printed: in blue on underside of plate: "CITY HOTEL NEW YORK/R.S.W." in banner with flowers printed: on adhesive label on underside of plate: "61" [collector's label] printed: newspaper article affixed to back of plate: "One Hundred Years Ago/in the New York Tribune/..." typed: on jelly label affixed to back of plate: "CITY HOTEL/Col. Dr. Arthur H. Merritt./Erected at 115 B'way 1794-98 by Ezra Weeks. Its height of four stories made it a landmark from Long Island and New Jersey...."
City Hotel (built 1794, demolished 1849) located at 115 Broadway, hosted many elaborate functions which included the celebrations of important historical events. The hotel also featured a ladies' dining room where young women went to learn the latest dance steps.
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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