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Plate (Railroad Crossing scene)

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CULTURE American
  • Place Manufactured: United States
  • DATES late 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (1.9 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Round colorless glass plate with a dramatic scene of a horse-drawn cart crossing railroad tracks in front of an approaching train. The cart is pulled by a single horse (or donkey) and carries four people; two riders in the front are waving crops or whips to urge on the horse as a train approaches from the left background. The background contains landscape elements in low relief. The edge of the plate is decorated with a border of alternating plain ovals and faceted squares.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CAPTION American. Plate (Railroad Crossing scene), late 19th century. Glass, 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (1.9 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.239. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.239_acetate_bw.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 40.239_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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