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Plate (William McKinley)

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
MEDIUM Glass
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES 1901
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/8 x 8 x 10 5/8 in. (2.9 x 20.3 x 27 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Molded in center to the figure's proper right and proper left, respectively: "Born 1843" and "Died 1901". Molded around bouge: "IT IS GOD'S WAY" (top) and "HIS WILL BE DONE" (bottom)
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 40.174
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American. Plate (William McKinley), 1901. Glass, 1 1/8 x 8 x 10 5/8 in. (2.9 x 20.3 x 27 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.174. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.174_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.174_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval colorless pressed glass; in center, full-length portrait of President William A. McKinley holding a scroll and set against a stippled background which contains his birth and death dates (1843-1901). McKinley's dying words molded around bouge, "IT IS GOD'S WAY / HIS WILL BE DONE". The rim is decorated with laurel branches.
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