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Pattern Category: Places

Series: City

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Length: 11.5 inches

Considered Rare


This platter illustrates a view of Baltimore, Maryland.  Founded in 1730 on the Patapsco River at the head of Chesapeake Bay, the town was named for  Lord Baltimore (Cecilius Calvert), part of the family which established the colony of Maryland.  During the 1814 Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key witnessed the bombardment of Fort McHenry by the British, and was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner.  Baltimore became an important manufacturing and shipping center after the National Road and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad connected the city to markets in the Midwest.

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