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Object Name: Bowl: log cabin center
Date: ca. 1840
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Medium: Glass
Dimensions: Overall: 1 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. ( 2.9 x 15.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States
Description: Colorless pressed lead glass bowl with log cabin and cider barrel at center and four vignettes surrounding rim, including two of a man plowing alternating with one of a ship and one of a glass factory.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
Object Number: 1945.401
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The glass factory pictured on the bowl is apparently that of the New England Glass Company (see "American and European Pressed Glass," p. 105). The log cabin and cider barrel were emblems of William Henry Harrison's 1840 presidential campaign.