Cup plate: Congress Shall Make No Law....

Object Number: 
1961.199
Date: 
1837-1860
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1/2 x 4 in. ( 1.3 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: in cartouches around border: "WE HOLD/ THAT ALL MEN [ital] ARE CREATED EQUAL"; "OF ONE BLOOD/ ARE ALL [ital]/ NATIONS OF/MEN"; "LOVEJOY/ THE FIRST MARTYR [ital] TO AMERICAN/LIBERTY/at/[?]LTON [illegible]; central inscription: "CONGRESS/SHALL MA
Description: 
Light blue transfer printed pearlware plate with scalloped edges; there are four cartouches with inscriptions or images around the border as well as four eagles with shields; the center of the plate also has an inscription; all of the inscriptions are quotations from the Constitution.
Gallery Label: 
The underlying theme of this cup plate is abolition.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group