Plate

Object Number: 
1940.152
Date: 
1825-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. ( 1.9 x 18.4 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: on obverse of plate below image: "ERIE CANAL/AQUEDUCT BRIDGE/AT ROCHESTER"
Description: 
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer print of the Erie Canal Aqueduct Bridge at Rochester; border of leaves and flowers, central image of aqueduct bridge, water falls, and two figures in foreground; printed below image: "ERIE CANAL/AQUEDUCT BRIDGE/AT ROCHESTER."
Gallery Label: 
The completion of the 362-mile Erie Canal in 1825 was the cause of great celebration that included festivals in Albany, Little Falls, Rochester, and New York. This is one of three views that comprised Enoch Wood's commemorative canal series.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group