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Object Name Plate, Commemorative
Date 1901 patent
Description Sailor's Snug Harbor souvenir plate. Plate is white opaque glass in the shape of a ship's wheel with anchor and rope; painted nautical details; mechanically-produced illustration at center shows the colonnaded front of a large building, captioned "MAIN BUILDING / SAILORS SNUG HARBOR, N.Y."; embossed on reverse: "PATENTED AUG. 20. 1901".
(Keywords: Souvenir, New York)
Acquisition Gift of Barnett Shepherd
Ownership and History Originally a residential complex for retired seamen, the landmark depicted on this plate is now known as Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden. The 1901 patent date on the plate corresponds to the one hundredth anniversary of the 1801 bequest that established the institution.
Earliest Date 1901
Latest Date 1910
Material Glass
Subjects Souvenirs
Retirement communities
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Catalog Number 98.018.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2013.
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