Plate (James Garfield)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1/2 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (1.3 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm) (show scale)
Molded around bust: in larger text, outer ring, "WE MOURN OUR NATION'S LOSS"; in smaller text, inner ring, "BORN NOV 19 1831 / SHOT JULY 2 1881 / DIED SEP 19 1881"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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Plate (James Garfield), ca. 1881. Glass, 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (1.3 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.170. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.170_bw.jpg)
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Round frosted pressed glass plate with serrated rim. In the center of the plate, there is a bust portrait of James A. Garfield surrounded by stars and memorial inscriptions ("WE MOURN OUR NATION'S LOSS" and "BORN NOV 19 1831 / SHOT JULY 2 1881 / DIED SEP 19 1881"). This central section is framed by a continuous swag of flowered drapery.
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