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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Date Made:ca. 1850
Type:Food Service
Materials:ceramic: lead glazed, white earthenware, black enamel
Place Made:Great Britain: England; Great Britain: Staffordshire
Measurements:Overall: 1 in x 7 1/8 in; 2.5 cm x 18.1 cm
Accession Number:  HD 2020.3.1
Credit Line:Museum Collections Fund

This plate may have been part of a series that explained to children how cane sugar was produced. Press molded, circular plate with molded basket weave border, the well of the plate decorated with a transfer printed scene of three enslaved men working at a sugar cane mill, two men hold bundles of sugar cane, and another man feeds the cane into the mill to crush it, there is a verse that reads "SUGAR / How it grows & How it's made / CANE MILL" The reverse of the plate has a printed "G". Condition: There is a small hairline crack - about 1/2 inch long - from the edge at about 11 o'clock. A similiar pattern is found on a child's plate marked John Carr & Sons of North Shield, Northumberland, England (Transferware Collectors Club Database Pattern Number 16524)

slavery; enslaved persons

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