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City College Service Plates

This set of 12 plates illustrates all the buildings which made up The City College campus in 1937 when the plates were commissioned by the Alumni Association from Josiah Wedgwood, Ltd., of England. The plates were designed by Albert Schweizer of the Class of 1920. They sold so well that another edition was commissioned to commemorate the College ís Centennial in 1947.

Sets came in mulberry, as pictured in this exhibit, blue and green.

The set displayed in The City College Archives is a gift from Professor Donald A. Roberts (Class of 1919), who traced the inspiration for collegiate commemorative dinnerware back to the traditions of Oxford and Cambridge. Harvard, the first college established in the United States, took up the tradition but carried out its designs in china rather than in the silver used in England.

Sets are no longer available for purchase.

   

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