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Castle Garden plate

Object Name: Plate
Date: ca. 1930-1939
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Medium: Earthenware
Dimensions: Overall: 1 × 10 1/2 in. (2.5 × 26.7 cm)
Place made: Europe, England
Description: Circular earthenware plate; blue transfer printed flower and leaf border at center scene of pre-20th century New York.
Credit Line: Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 1939.178
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Marks: Printed on reverse: "CASTLE GARDEN 1825 / Comemmorating the / inauguration of / George Washington at / Federal Hall New York / April 30, 1789 and the New / York World's fair 1939 / WEDGWOOD / ETRURIA / ENGLAND"

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The Wedgwood factory in Etruria, England produced a series of commemorative souvenir plates called "Old New York" for the 1939 New York World's Fair. These plates commemorated the inauguration of George Washington at Federal Hall New York, April 30, 1789 and the New York World's Fair 1939, 150 years later. Each plate features an elaborate floral border surrounding an image from Old New York.