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"Poor Richard's Way To Wealth" plate

Period:
19th Century
Description:

This small 'Poor Richard's Way to Wealth' plate has a brown transfer print in the centre depicting several figures on the steps of a savings bank. There are also three rows of embossed daisy patterns around the border.It is thought this could be children's plate designed to be educational.

 

'The Way to Wealth', originally a preface to the 1758 edition of Franklin's beloved 'Poor Richard's Almanack', presents a brief fable of a local wise man, Father Abraham, quoting Poor Richard to an eager crowd. In that inspiring tale, Franklin steps out of the past and shares his famed maxims about wealth, knowledge, virtue and all other elements of business success.

Materials/Media:
earthenware
Dimensions:
diameter 165mm
Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1966.527
Digital Number:
DMDM065n
Creation Date:
1820 - 1840
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council