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Pattern Category: Places

Series: City

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 7.875 inches


This plate shows a view of Washington, (officially known as the District of Columbia) which is tied to its role as the capital of the United States. The site along the Potomac River was chosen for the capital city by President George Washington.  The city came under attack during the war of 1812  in an episode known as the Burning of Washington. Upon the government's return to the capital, it had to manage reconstruction of numerous public buildings, including the White House and U.S.Capitol.  The McMillan Plan of 1901 helped restore and beautify the downtown core area, including establishing the National Mall, along with numerous monuments and museums.

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