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Plate (George Washington, James Garfield, & Abraham Lincoln)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1881
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 10 in. (3.5 x 31.8 x 25.4 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded below medallions: "GOD REIGNS - FIRST IN PEACE - CHARITY FOR ALL" Molded in the border: "IN REMEMBRANCE"
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval, colorless pressed glass; decorated in the center with three laurel-framed medallions of (from left to right) James A. Garfield, George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. A scroll framing the bottom edge of the medallions contains the text "GOD REIGNS - FIRST IN PEACE - CHARITY FOR ALL". The United States shield appears below Washington's medallion. Dotted serrated rim with leaf border inscribed with "IN REMEMBRANCE" along the top.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION Plate (George Washington, James Garfield, & Abraham Lincoln), 1881. Glass, 1 3/8 x 12 1/2 x 10 in. (3.5 x 31.8 x 25.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.154. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.154_bw.jpg)
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