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Description

Blu, white; 3 story building with brick ground floor, floral border. View of Boston Athenaeum.

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Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."Originally planned as a public reading room with reference and both domestic and international periodicals available to its subscribers, the Boston Athenaeum remains a prominent Boston institution. It has had four homes over its two hundred and four year history, including Congress Street (1807), Common Street (1810), Pearl Street (1822) and 10 1/2 Beacon Street (1849). This view is of its Pearl Street location, the home of Athenaeum trustee (and Boston merchant) James Perkins. Perkins offered his home to the society when it outgrew its Common Street location.
Maker
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Manufacturer)
Date
1802
Location of origin
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE
Associated Building
Subject Boston Athenaeum. Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Material
pearlware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
dessert plates
pearlware
Pearlware
PLATE, DESSERT
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
People and organizations
Boston Athenaeum
Dimensions
0.75 (H), 7.25 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.1277
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
67373

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