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Title Ceramic souvenir dish gilt-lettered "Souvenir of Hoboken, N.Y." No place, no date, ca. 1900.
Object Name Knickknack
Catalog Number 2007.003.0001
Collection Hoboken Souvenir Memorabilia Collection
Credit Museum Purchase.
Description Ceramic souvenir dish gilt-lettered "Souvenir of Hoboken, N.Y.[sic]" No place, no date, ca. 1900. Leaf shaped bowl with twig across lower end; 5" long x 4" wide x ca. 1-1/4" deep. White glazed base with lavender field and purple floral decoration around white oval center; oval has gilt edge with gilt lettering in center. No maker's marks except blind stamped "1537."

There is a Hoboken, New York (a very small village in Otsego County near New Berlin and approximately 25 miles southwest of Cooperstown, present zip code 13411) and a postmarked envelope from this era has been seen.

It is believed that this item was intended for Hoboken, New Jersey and was mis-marked. During the period that this piece was probably created, passenger shipping lines that operated out of Hoboken often listed the scheduled departures and arrivals their liners as New York even though they arrived and departed from Hoboken.

The item itself could have multiple uses as a functional object: ashtray, candy dish, nut dish, ring holder, etc.
Date 1890-1910
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1910
Imagefile 055\20070030001.jpg
Classification Artifacts
Domestic Life
Tourists & Tourism