User: Reading Railroad
Date of cup & saucer: 1928 – circa 1930
Notes: Involved in the financing and management of a number of America's great railroads, E.T. Stotesbury served as director — and sometimes as an officer — of various railroads starting in the 1880s. As an officer/director of railroads, he had access to private railroad cars maintained by the railroads. These private cars were often lavishly furnished, and were used to transport railroad officials, prospective investors, business associates, and friends and family to various destinations.