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  • 1939 New York World's Fair Lenox China Dish, Coffee Cup and Soup Plate
    Shenango Pottery Company
    china service
    These porcelain serving pieces, including a caviar dish, an after-dinner coffee cup, and a soup plate, were made for the 1939 New York World's Fair and then transmitted to the White House during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The caviar dish and soup plate were manufactured at the Shenango Pottery Company of New Castle, Pennsylvania, for the New York firm of Theodore Haviland. Lenox China of Trenton, New Jersey, made the cup. The china, featuring a version of the Great Seal of the United States, appeared at the Fair's United States Federal Building, which housed exhibits about the federal government's services to the public.
  • Service Plate in the Eisenhower State Service
    Castleton China, Inc.
    tableware
    State Service
    This porcelain service plate was made by Castleton China of New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1955, during Dwight D. Eisenhower's presidency. The plate features a raised-medallion border in coin gold and the presidential arms, surrounded by stars representing the 48 states. Alaska and Hawaii did not join the Union until 1959.
  • Service Plate in the Johnson State Service
    Tiffany & Company
    china service
    This porcelain service plate was designed by Tiffany and Company and manufactured by Castleton China of New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1968. The plate, part of the state dinner service of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, features a gold dot border with hand-painted wildflowers. The eagle that appears on the plates was modeled after the design that decorated President James Monroe's 1817 dessert service, which was itself inspired by the components of the Great Seal of the United States.
  • Service Plate, Dessert Plate, and Cream Soup Cup and Saucer, Johnson State Service
    Tiffany & Company
    china service
    These porcelain serving pieces, including a service plate, a dessert plate, and a cream soup cup and saucer, were designed by Tiffany and Company and manufactured by Castleton China of New Castle, Pennsylvania, between 1968 and 1972. The pieces, part of the state dinner service of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, feature a border of gold dots and hand-painted decorations. The eagle that appears on the plate was modeled after the version of the arms of the United States that decorated President James Monroe's 1817 dessert service.
  • Plates in the Johnson State Service, Maker's Mark
    Tiffany & Company
    china service
    This image shows the mark on a porcelain service plate made by Castleton China in 1968, during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration. Tiffany and Company designed the state service that Johnson selected for the White House.
  • Small Bowl, Dinner Plate, and Salad Plate in the Johnson State Service
    Tiffany & Company
    china service
    These porcelain serving pieces, including a small bowl, a dinner plate, and a salad plate, were designed by Tiffany and Company and manufactured by Castleton China of New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1968. The pieces, part of the state dinner service of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, feature a gold dot border and hand-painted wildflowers. The eagle that appears on the plates was modeled after the design that decorated President James Monroe's 1817 dessert service, C71
  • Dessert Plate in the Johnson State Service, Maker's Mark
    Tiffany & Company
    china service
    This photograph shows a mark that appeared on a china dessert plate made by Castleton China and designed by Tiffany and Company in 1968, during Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. The dessert plates featured American wildflowers such as the Texas bluebonnet, as identified on the back of this plate.
  • Dessert Plate in the Johnson State Service
    Tiffany & Company
    china service
    This porcelain dessert plate was designed by Tiffany and Company and manufactured by Castleton China of New Castle, Pennsylvania, in 1968. The plate, part of the state dinner service of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, features a border of gold dots and a hand-painted flower. Each of the dessert plates in the service included a wildflower from one of the 50 states, such as the bluebonnet of Johnson's native Texas shown here.