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Object Name Bowl
Date 1900-1970
Description White porcelain (hotelware) bowl, round with straight sides, with 2 handles shaped like human heads; decorated on two sides with Sailors Snug Harbor insignia transfer-printed in red, consisting of a rope circle enclosing an anchor and lettering: " SAILORS SNUG HARBOR "; probably made in the United States.
Ownership and History Sailors Snug Harbor operated as a home for retired seamen on Staten Island from the 1830s to the 1970s. At that time, trustees relocated the home to North Carolina and the Staten Island site was sold to the City of New York, beginning its transformation to the Snug Harbor Cultural Center.

This bowl is an example of the tableware that was used by the sailors in residence, who were known as "snugs."
Earliest Date 1900
Latest Date 1970
Material Ceramic
Subjects Food
Pottery
Retirement communities
Tableware
Lexicon Sub-category Food Service T&E
Catalog Number X94.0844
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, July 2013.
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