Knights of Labor plate

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Description Clear oval pressed glass bread plate. The plate commemorates "The Knights of Labor", which would become the largest and most visible labor organization in the United States before it was largely replaced by the American Federation of Labor around the turn of the twentieth century. The rim of the plate depicts a train, a sailing ship, a horse, and a man holding a sheaf of wheat and a scythe. The base has a raised figure of a laborer and a knight in armor. Probably made by Bakewell, Pears and Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 22.0 centimeters width
29.8 centimeters length
2.3 centimeters height
Nomenclature Commemorative
Plate (dish)
Creation Made by: Bakewell, Pears & Co.
Made in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Subjects Knights of Labor
Made in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Household. Tableware. Dishes. Souvenir Plates
Dates Creation: Approximately 1879
Use: Uncertain 1869 - Approximately 1900
(Years Knights of Labor was active.)
Credit Line Minnesota Historical Society Collections
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 70.39.23

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