Platter (Train with Engine #350)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 x 12 x 8 7/8 in. (2.5 x 30.5 x 22.5 cm) (show scale)
Molded "350" in both a circle on front of engine car and a rectangular placard on coal bin car.
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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American. Platter (Train with Engine #350), ca. 1885. Glass, 1 x 12 x 8 7/8 in. (2.5 x 30.5 x 22.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.210. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.210.jpg)
overall, 40.210.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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Colorless pressed glass platter, general rectangular shape with canted corners. Center decorated with scene of the railroad engine #350 chugging through the landscape; two engineers ride in front car. Each side of the rim decorated with leaves in register with stippled ground.
CONDITION: Good; few small chips along foot rim on underside, grayish substance along edge at one side.
This platter commemorates the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, when the tracks met at Promontory Point, Utah. The engine on the platter is Union Pacific engine #350
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