Erie Canal Mementos Photos

The opening of the Erie Canal (1825) was an event which made the settlement of the Great Lakes and surrounding territories easier. The Canal was celebrated by the issue of ceramic souvenirs and other mementos.

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Blue transferware pitcher from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal scenes & eulogy to DeWitt Clinton in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Earthenware pitcher commemorating Erie Canal from Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Erie Canal commemorative pitcher at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Erie Canal at Rochester commemorative plate by Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Blue transferware pitcher from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal scenes & eulogy to DeWitt Clinton in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Earthenware pitcher commemorating Erie Canal (c1825) from Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Erie Canal commemorative pitcher (1825) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Erie Canal at Rochester commemorative plate (1820-40s) by Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Earthenware plate depicting Erie Canal bridge at Rochester, NY from Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Erie Canal at Buffalo commemorative plate at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Blue transferware plate from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal at Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Erie Canal commemorative plate at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Earthenware plate (1825-46) depicting Erie Canal bridge at Rochester, NY from Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Erie Canal at Buffalo commemorative plate (c1830) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Blue transferware plate from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal at Buffalo in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Erie Canal commemorative plate (c1830) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Erie Canal at Albany commemorative plate by Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.DeWitt Clinton, force behind Erie Canal portrait by John Wesley Jarvis at National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.Portrait of Dewitt Clinton, moving force behind the Erie Canal, in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Invitation to opening celebrations of Erie Canal in City of New York in 1825 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Erie Canal at Albany commemorative plate (1820-40s) by Enoch Wood & Sons of Staffordshire, England at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.DeWitt Clinton, force behind Erie Canal portrait (c1816) by John Wesley Jarvis at National Portrait Gallery. Washington, DC.Portrait of Dewitt Clinton, moving force behind the Erie Canal, in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Invitation to opening celebrations of Erie Canal in City of New York in 1825 at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Erie Canal medals at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.


Erie Canal medals (1825) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.



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