Archive 1
White House Cafe
Manufacturer: Carr China User: White House Cafe, Greenwood, Mississippi Pattern name (of platter): Ellwood – Underglaze Print Pattern #7000 Distributor: H & R Supply Co., Atlanta, Georgia (Hotel and Restaurant Supply Co.) Date of bowl and platter: Circa 1927-1932   Notes: Like so many restaurants with popular names, there were myriad
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Higby Camp
Manufacturer: Carr China Company User: Higby Camp Date of platter: Unknown   Notes: Higby Camp was located on Big Moose Lake in New York's Adirondack Mountains. It was built in the 1880s by James H. Higby, who was a "guide and camp builder," according to "Big Moose Lake New York: in
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John Pauley's
Manufacturer: Carr China Company User: John Pauley's Date of platter: Unknown   Notes: A note attached to this platter said that John Pauley's was located "on the Kan [sic] River, close to where you turn to Corridor G. Saw dust dance floor, very popular place." The postcard below seems to fix
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Elite Cafe
Manufacturer: Carr China Company User: Elite Cafe Pattern name: Ellwood, Underglaze Print Pattern #7000 Distributor: H & R Supply Co. – Hotel and Restaurant Supply Co. – Atlanta, Georgia Date of examples: Unknown   Notes: Two matching examples of this pattern for Elite Cafe – with "Elite" in a script
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Pioneers of Alaska
Manufacturer: Mayer China User: Pioneers of Alaska Pattern name: Laurel Date of examples: circa 1940s – 1950s   Notes: From Wikipedia: "The Pioneers of Alaska is a fraternal organization that was founded in 1907 to preserve the early history of Alaska. "Originally restricted to white males who entered Alaska before
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Bowles Lunch 5
Manufacturer: Carr China Company User: Bowles Lunch Date of mug: Unknown   Notes: The Bowles Lunch chain began in 1897 in Springfield, Mass., and expanded across the United States and Canada. It was started by Henry Leland Bowles and was bought out in the 1930s, remaining in operation under the Bowles
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Gilmore's Steak House
Manufacturer: Shenango China User: Gilmore's Steak House Date of creamer: 1954   Notes: Gilmore's Steak House, located at 148 East 48th Street in New York City, was known for the view from its dining room of its glass-enclosed kitchen, at which a scene was filmed for the 1949 movie, Murder
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New Georgia Railroad
Manufacturer: Shenango China User: State of Georgia's New Georgia Railroad Date of plate: 1985   Notes: The New Georgia Railroad came into being when the State of Georgia purchased – and renovated – the Georgia Railroad Freight Depot in 1981 and then in 1985, the out-of-business Red Carpet Line excursion railroad,
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Aeronautica
Manufacturer: Shenango China Pattern name: Aeronautica Date of plate: Circa 1950   Notes: This plate captures the mid-century American atomic-era design vibe. Its contemporary fine line drawings that evoke fish and sea life seem to have Alexander Calder influences that also bring to mind his wire sculptures and mobiles. The
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