Blue pearlware transfer-printed pearlware plate. Floral border surrounding a central scene illustrating the Philadelphia Library.
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The Philadelphia Library Company is one of the oldest in the country. It was organized in 1731 principally because of Benjamin Franklin's interest. This building on Fifth Street became home to the library in 1791.
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ LIBRARY/ PHILADELPHIA/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)
- Location of origin
- Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
- Associated Building
- Subject Library. Subject Surgeon's Hall.
- Object type
- Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
- Descriptive terms
- People and organizations
- 3/4 (H), 8 1/16 (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington
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