To help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, New-York Historical is temporarily closed to the public until it is safe to reopen. More details on our Visit page.

Plate: flowers that never fade...

Object Number: 
Overall: 3/4 x 6 in. ( 1.9 x 15.2 cm )
typed: affixed to reverse: paper label "694/Eng" ('Eng' inscribed over 'Amer') impressed: on reverse: "B" printed: around central image: "FLOWERS TAHT NEVER FADE./ATTENTION./And when I learn my hyms to say,/And work, & read,& spell, I will not/think abo
Earthenware plate with tan glaze molded brim and serpentine rim; at center, black transfer printed image of a woman seated in landscape with three children at her knee; image surrounded by inscription.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Probably purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group