Commemorative Plates Photos

Commemorative plates showing historic scenes or touristic sites have been produced for collectors since the 19th Century. This page features plates which do not fit into our other categories listed below.

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Commemorative plate features Nathan Hale Schoolhouse in East Haddam at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Commemorative plate showing Nathan Hale being hanged by the British at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Transferware commemorative plate showing Hartford Civil War memorial by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons of Staffordshire, England flanked by CT-made silverware at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Wedgwood plate of whaling ship General Williams which sailed from New London at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.
Commemorative plate features Nathan Hale Schoolhouse in East Haddam at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Commemorative plate showing Nathan Hale being hanged by the British at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Transferware commemorative plate showing Hartford Civil War memorial (1896) by Josiah Wedgwood & Sons of Staffordshire, England flanked by CT-made silverware at Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, CT.Wedgwood plate (c1900) of whaling ship General Williams which sailed from New London at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.
Collection of Wedgwood American View commemorative plates at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT.Haddam, CT Tercentenary plate at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Souvenir china showing local scenes made in Germany at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Plate & bust of Archduke Maximillian who declared himself Emperor of Mexico at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Collection of Wedgwood American View commemorative plates at Monument House Museum. Groton, CT. Haddam, CT Tercentenary plate (1962) at Thankful Arnold House. Haddam, CT.Souvenir china showing local scenes (c1900) made in Germany at Connecticut River Museum. Essex, CT.Plate & bust of Archduke Maximillian who declared himself Emperor of Mexico (1864) at LA County Natural History Museum. Los Angeles, CA.
Colorado Springs souvenir plate at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Souvenir Pikes Peak plates & bottles at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Earthenware plate depicting Steamboat "Chief Justice Marshal" from Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware plate with Chain of States from James & Ralph Clews of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Colorado Springs souvenir plate (1935) at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Souvenir Pikes Peak plates & bottles at Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. Colorado Springs, CO.Earthenware plate (1825-46) depicting Steamboat "Chief Justice Marshal" from Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware plate with Chain of States (c1820) from James & Ralph Clews of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Staffordshire pearlware teapot with print of New York City Hall, attributed to Joseph Stubbs at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Plate commemorating landing of Lafayette at Castle Clinton New York on Aug. 16, 1821 at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC.Niagara Falls earthenware platter by Enoch Wood & Sons of Stoke-on-Trent, England at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Plate with painting of Niagara Falls in porcelain display of Fontainbleau Palace. Fontainbleau, France.
Staffordshire pearlware teapot (1815-29) with print of New York City Hall, attributed to Joseph Stubbs at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum. New York, NY.Plate commemorating landing of Lafayette at Castle Clinton New York on Aug. 16, 1821 at Anderson House Museum. Washington, DC. Niagara Falls earthenware platter (c1840) by Enoch Wood & Sons of Stoke-on-Trent, England at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Plate with painting of Niagara Falls in porcelain display of Fontainbleau Palace. Fontainbleau, France.
Souvenir Tampa Bay Hotel plate in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Harrison house interior painted plate. Indianapolis, IN.Souvenir plate of the Whaleman statue of New Bedford by Bela Pratt at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Souvenir plate of New Bedford with Whaleman statue & public buildings at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Souvenir Tampa Bay Hotel plate in Museum of Florida History. Tallahassee, FL.Painted plate at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.Souvenir plate of the Whaleman statue of New Bedford by Bela Pratt at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Souvenir plate of New Bedford with Whaleman statue & public buildings at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Plate commemorating Admiral George Dewey who said "You may fire when ready Gridley". Annapolis, MD.Souvenir plate of Glenn Curtiss & his aeroplane over Hammondsport, NY by Carnation/McNicol of East Liverpool, OH at Henry Ford Museum. Dearborn, MI.Antique souvenir Yellowstone Park plate with Old Faithful at Museum of the Yellowstone. West Yellowstone, MT.Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative plate showing scenes of World War II at Campobello. NB.
Plate commemorating Admiral George Dewey who said "You may fire when ready Gridley". Annapolis, MD.Souvenir plate of Glenn Curtiss & his aeroplane over Hammondsport, NY (c1920) by Carnation/McNicol of East Liverpool, OH at Henry Ford Museum. Dearborn, MI.Antique souvenir Yellowstone Park plate with Old Faithful at Museum of the Yellowstone. West Yellowstone, MT.Franklin D. Roosevelt commemorative plate showing scenes of World War II at Campobello. NB.
Plate with Second Nebraska State Capitol now replaced by the third highrise capitol at Museum of Nebraska History. Lincoln, NE.Pitcher remembering Churchill's Blood, Toil, Tears & Sweat speech in Museum of Nebraska History. Lincoln, NE.China plate with scene of Buffalo Bill show in London at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.China plate painted with Buffalo Bill meeting King Edward VII in London at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.
Plate with Second Nebraska State Capitol (1882-8) now replaced by the third highrise capitol at Museum of Nebraska History. Lincoln, NE.Pitcher remembering Churchill's Blood, Toil, Tears & Sweat speech in Museum of Nebraska History. Lincoln, NE.China plate with scene of Buffalo Bill show in London (1903) at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.China plate painted with Buffalo Bill meeting King Edward VII (1903) in London at Scout's Rest. North Platte, NE.
Buffalo Bill 100th birthday commemorative plate by Copeland Spode at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, WY.Commemorative plate with octagonal addition to Nevada State Capitol. Carson City, NV.Columbian Star plate with scene of life of W.H. Harrison by Ridgeway of Shelton, England at Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Natural Bridge, Virginia earthenware plate by Enoch Wood & Sons of Stoke-on-Trent, England at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Buffalo Bill 100th birthday (1946) commemorative plate by Copeland Spode at Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Cody, WY.Commemorative plate (1906) with octagonal addition to Nevada State Capitol. Carson City, NV.Columbian Star plate with scene of life of W.H. Harrison (c1840) by Ridgeway of Shelton, England at Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Natural Bridge, Virginia earthenware plate (c1840) by Enoch Wood & Sons of Stoke-on-Trent, England at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Commemorative plate of Declaration of Independence at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.William McKinley commemorative plate by Wedgwood at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Nauvoo, Illinois Temple commemorative plate by Twigg Pottery Co., Swinton, England at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon Nauvoo Temple Plate at Kearney Arch. Kearney, NE.
Commemorative plate of Declaration of Independence at Lefferts Homestead museum. Brooklyn, NY.William McKinley commemorative plate by Wedgwood at Ida Saxton McKinley Historic House. Canton, OH.Nauvoo, Illinois Temple commemorative plate by Twigg Pottery Co., Swinton, England at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon Nauvoo Temple Plate at Kearney Arch. Kearney, NE.
Coolidge home Northampton, MA souvenir plate at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Lighthouse commemorative plates at Coast Guard Museum Northwest. Seattle, WA.Yakima fruit shipping labels & souvenir plates at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Commemorative plate with 1905 Washington State Capitol showing tower before it fell in 1949 earthquake at State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.
Coolidge home Northampton, MA souvenir plate (c1924) at President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Park. Plymouth Notch, VT.Lighthouse commemorative plates at Coast Guard Museum Northwest. Seattle, WA.Yakima fruit shipping labels & souvenir plates (early 20th C) at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Commemorative plate with 1905 Washington State Capitol showing tower before it fell in 1949 earthquake at State Capital Museum. Olympia, WA.
Plate with Champs-Élysées in Paris at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI.Will Rogers commemorative plate at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Apollo 11 souvenir Melamine plate at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA."I Love Lucy" commemorative plate in Lucille Ball memorial at Universal Studios. Orlando, FL.
Plate with Champs-Élysées in Paris (1889) at Columbus Museum. Columbus, WI.Will Rogers commemorative plate at Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.Apollo 11 souvenir Melamine plate at Nixon Library. Yorba Linda, CA."I Love Lucy" commemorative plate in Lucille Ball memorial at Universal Studios. Orlando, FL.
Vancouver souvenir plate at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.Cup & plate with Vancouver City Hall at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.

Vancouver souvenir plate at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.Cup & plate with Vancouver City Hall at Vancouver Museum. Vancouver, BC.


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