Research: Luce Center for American Art

Plate (Theodore Roosevelt)
Accession #40.177
Culture American
TitlePlate (Theodore Roosevelt)
Date1904
MediumGlass
Dimensions1 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 10 3/8 in. (2.9 x 20 x 26.4 cm)
InscriptionsMolded inside medallion in rim at bottom, between crossed clubs: "A / SQUARE / DEAL"
Credit LineGift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
LocationVisible Storage: Case 21, Shelf D (Pressed Glass)
DescriptionColorless pressed glass oval plate with frosted profile portrait of President Theodore Roosevelt in center. Rim decorated with molded designs including 4 round medallions at the cardinal points containing (clockwise from top): American eagle and crest; Rough Rider hat, crossed rifles and belted pouch; two crossed clubs with the words "A / SQUARE / DEAL"; and a hunting knife, rifle, and ammunition belt. Between the medallions are sets of three teddy bears engaged in hunting, dancing, music making, and sporting activities.