Overall: 1 x 10 1/4 in. ( 2.5 x 26 cm )
typed: on jelly label on underside of plate: "Jefferson, Washington, Lafayette, & Clinton sold at auction in 1937 for $105.00" printed: on adhesive label on underside of plate: "38" [collector's label] typed: on jelly label on underside of plate: "PARK
Molded pearlware plate with dark blue transfer print of Park Theatre and the "Entrance of the Canal into the Hudson at Albany"; rim of plate has oak leaf and acorn transfer print with four medallion portraits at top of Jefferson, Lafayette, Clinton, and Washington; at bottom of rim is view of the entrance to the Erie Canal at Albany; central image is a New York street scene showing the Park Theatre.
The Park Theatre was built on Park Row in 1797-98. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the Park Theatre dominated dramatic activity in New York City and offered dramatic fare for patrons of all classes.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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