Plate: Virginia and Truckee R.R.

Object Number: 
1955.225
Date: 
1945-1950
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 x 8 1/2 in. ( 2.5 x 21.6 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in brown on brim: "VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE RR./ ROUTE TO THE COMSTOCK" printed: in brown on reverse: "VIRGINIA AND TRUCKEE R. R., NEVADA/ The first spike, silver, of course, for the Virginia and Truckee R.R was driven at Carson City by Hume M. Yerr
Description: 
Molded circular plate with dark brown printed scene of railroad train and desert scrubland, painted with blue, red, tan, and green enamel; inscriptions on front and back.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ms. Dora Whitman Flukiger
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group