Flow Blue Antique English Plates N.Y. Views of Peekskill and Albany

 
Flow Blue Antique English Plates N.Y. Views of Peekskill and AlbanyCollectibles

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These 9 inch flow blue plates with views of Albany and Peekskill, New York, are simply stamped "England" in blue on the reverse of each plate. This indicates a manufacture date between 1890, when the McKinley Tariff Act mandated that foreign imports to the U.S. had to be marked with the country of origin and 1914, when an amendment to the act required the mark to read "Made in...". Logically, however, the plate cannot have been produced before the date that any of the buildings pictured were built. Here are those dates:

Views of Albany:
The central picture is the State Capitol, opened in 1899
The Post office was built from 1879 to 1883
The City Hall was opened in 1883
The Governor's Mansion was built in 1860
and there is a panel with 2 scenes that are artist's drawings of Fort Frederick {demolished in 1789} and State Street in 1715
So this plate dates from 1899 to 1914 {all of the buildings are still standing and still in use} 



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