Manufacturer: Scammell China
User: New York Hospital
Date of plate: 1928 – 1930
Notes: New York Hospital was established in 1771. On June 12, 1930, a cornerstone was laid for its new medical center on New York City's East River between 68 and 71st streets that would house both the hospital and Cornell Medical College.
In a May 24, 1931 story in The New York Times, the paper confirmed the five divisions for which the new hospital was being staffed: medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and psychiatry.
It would therefore make sense that new furnishings would be purchased for the center, including new china for the hospital's "Childrens Service."
Lamberton China white body with a woodsy border of plants and geese, a turtle, raccoons, more rabbits, a frog and a dog — probably a Cairn Terrier. All pieces share the same woodsy border with one piece featuring three rabbits or bunnies in the center design and another with two geese in the center design.
For other New York Hospital patterns by Scammell China:
New York Hospital 2
New York Hospital 3
Group and geese plate photos contributed by ebay seller njpotts
ID and all other photos contributed by Susan Phillips