Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | February 27, 2017

Artifact of the Week. Souvenir Plate with a scene of Pitt Street looking north from 1st., ca. 1900.

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A coloured turn of the 19th century plate showing a popular image of Pitt St. looking north from First St.

The transfer mark on the back says:  Victoria (crown) Austria.  (Made in Austria).

Round:  dia.  15.5 cm; matte finish.  On display in the archive room at the museum.

This is part of a souvenir set that includes a larger dish and shaving mug and probably more.  Acquired by the museum in 2005 at a local flea market.

scan0044The image on the plate could have been taken and modified from any number of postcards, such as the above example that depict a similar scene.

This postcard was published by R.M. Pitts & Co., Cornwall, ca. 1900.

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This postcard shows the scene looking south down Pitt from 2nd St., ca. 1900.

 

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