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Coffee cup

Object Number: 
2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. diameter
A cream colored ceramic coffee cup glazed with a delft blue pattern around three scenes commemorating the opening of a railroad. The first shows a large closed wagon being pulled by a horse labeled "Horse Drawn Car 1830". The reverse shows a steam engine train and is labeled "The 'Philip E. Thomas' 1838." In the middle is a scene with a memorial stone marked "First Stone/ of the/ Balt. & Ohio Railroad" with the caption "Laid July 4, 1828". The bottom has an image of the capital dome surrounded by the words "1827 1927 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group