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Dark blue with border of large medallions of canalboats and canal scenes; under spout: USA coat of arms with two fanciful scenes of canal above and below in medallions.
coats of arms
business (commercial function)
Vessel, Drink Serving
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."bearing the Governor Eulogy for Dewitt Clinton. The association of Governor Clinton and The Erie Canal is due to Clinton's efforts during his term of office as New York State Governor to arrange the construction of this ambitious project, completed in 1824. This is a companion piece to the Utica Tribute inscription pieces. Some pieces in hollow forms have both inscriptions. There are two forms of the DeWitt Clinton inscription, this one with a blank space before the word Governor, and the other with the insertion of the word "late" before Governor due to Clinton's passing.
Printed on sides of pitcher: The Grand Erie Canal/A Splendid monument of the/Enterprise & Resources of the State of/New York/Indebted for its Early Commencement/& Rapid Completion to the Active/Energies Preeminent Talents/& Enlightened Policy of/DeWitt Clinton/Late Governor of/The State. Printed on other side: Utica/A Village in the State of/New York Thirty Years Since/A Wilderness Now (1824) Inferior to/None in the Western Section of the/State/in Population Wealth Commercial/Enterprise Active Industry/& Civil Improvement
Subject Erie Canal,
Utica, New York
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
6 (H) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley