Ice Cream Platter, Howard Johnson's

Ice Cream Platter, Howard Johnson's

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This Howard Johnson ice cream platter is decorated with a border featuring images of colonial life in Boston. The Howard Johnson's Ice Cream sign is also interspersed throughout the border. On the inner portion of the plate there is a second border showing the cardinal directions using “W”, “S”, and “E”. At the northern point is the company’s signature “Simple Simon and the Pieman” logo and the entire plate is decorated in a burgundy color. This type of branding was done to create consistency and recognition across the franchise.
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Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 8 1/16 in x 11 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 20.47875 cm x 30.1625 cm x 3.175 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Kathleen Franz
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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