Plate, Erie Canal

Ralph Stevenson of Staffordshire, England produced this whiteware plate around 1830. Captain Basil Hall used a camera lucida to draw this scene of the Erie Canal at Buffalo, which was later included in the book “Forty Etchings from Sketches Made with the Camera Lucida in North America in 1827-1828.” William Home Lizars engraved the etching-plate used to transfer-print the scene to the plate. A lace and floral border rings the plate
Stevenson, Ralph
place made
United Kingdom: England, Cobridge
Physical Description
black (overall color)
monochrome, black (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic (overall material)
transfer printed (overall production method/technique)
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
L 319
Credit Line
Ellouise Baker Larsen Collection of American Historical Staffordshire China
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
America on the Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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