White Granite Plate

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Title

White Granite Plate

Description

White granite became a popular choice for dinnerware in the mid-nineteenth century because it had the appearance of porcelain but was less expensive and more durable. Pieces were often decorated with natural motifs.

Creator

John Maddock & Sons.

Source

Recovered from excavation prior to construction of Rutgers-Camden dormitory at 330 Cooper Street, Camden, N.J.

Publisher

Rutgers University-Camden

Date

c. 1855; photograph, July 2018

Contributor

Ashley Angelucci (Graduate Student, American Material Culture, Spring 2018); photograph by Jacob Lechner.

Rights

Collection of Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Relation

Affleck, Richard, George Cress, Ingrid Weubber, Rebecca White, Kimberly Morrell, and Thomas Kutys. Phase II and Data-Recovery Archaeological Excavations of the Smith-Maskell Site Cooper Street Development Camden, New Jersey. Archaeological Excavation Report, Burlington: URS Corporation.

Format

White granite dinner plate

Collection

Citation

John Maddock & Sons., “White Granite Plate,” Learning From Cooper Street, accessed January 30, 2023, https://omeka.camden.rutgers.edu/items/show/29.

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