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Plate (James Garfield)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES ca. 1881
    DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (1.3 x 29.2 x 29.2 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS 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"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION 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
    IMAGE overall, 40.170_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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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