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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.
"BEAUTIES OF AMERICA/ LIBRARY/ PHILADELPHIA/ J&W RIDGWAY" (printed)
Beauties of America
Title Dessert Plate Accession Number 1920.682
Ridgway, John and William, 1814 F-1830 (Maker)
Hanley, England, STAFFORDSHIRE; Hanley, England, Staffordshire
Food Service T&E; Eating Vessels
3/4 (H), 8 1/16 (diameter) (inches)
In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington