Collection of 5 plates: Ship Motif
Overall: 1 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. ( 3.2 x 26.7 cm )
Light blue transfer printed plate with fourteen straight edges; the central view, enclosed is a circualr embellished cartouche, depicts three women in a cabin; one figure is sewing, one reading, and one standing; the border pattern is composed of medallions, Chinese fretwork, and images of four steamships with names their inscribed beneath. (Acadia, Caleduna, Britannia, and Columbia)
Bequest of Randall J. LeBoeuf, Jr., 1976
inscribed: on front of plate below central view: "LADIES/CABIN"
printed: in light blue on back: "BOSTON MAILS" inscribed above image of steamship with sails
typed: paper label on back: "74-4D081/American Historica[l] 10 Plate 'Boston Mails' with strip border showing the Columbia, Acadia, Britannia, and Caledonia, Sidewheeler Sailing ships, by James & Thomas Edwards (c. 1840)" [the date is partially crossed out and now reads 1841. R [u2] or RR is handwritten next to it]"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.