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Children's Mug

1970.1310.931 (RS191566)

Description

Earthenware children's mug. Cylindrical with loop handle. Green transfer print with "Dr. Franklin's Poor Richard" theme and inscriptions; one scene; and patterned triangles. Central image of three men drinking and smoking in a room full of wooden kegs. Green line around interior of rim, and green accents on handle.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1840-1880
Inscriptions
"THE WAY TO WEALTH/ OR/ DR FRANKLIN'S/ Poor Richard/ ILLUSTRATED"
(Green transfer print)
"BEING LESSONS FOR YOUTH/ ON/ INDUSTRY/ Temperance/ FRUGALITY &.c"

"Not to oversee / Workmen is to leave them / your purse open."
"If you would have a / faithful Servant & one that you like / serve yourself."
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Household Accessory
Descriptive terms
earthenware
Mug
mugs
transfer printing
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 2 1/2 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.1310.931
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
44104

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