Vernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall FieldVernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall Field

This 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate was made by Vernon Kilns of California. Decorated In monochromatic browns, the plate has a 3-1/2 circular medallion in the center depicting a modern railroad engine of the 1940s, surrounded by six 2-1/2 inch circles each with a delineated illustration of an historical locomotive as follows: Rocket, 1829; Tom Thumb 1829-30; Lafayette 1831; De Witt Clinton 1837; Minnetonka 1869; and Immigrant Train 1878. The seven medallions are backed by a pleasing geometric design featuring six circular emblems featuring a gate-like double R. The 3/4-inch rim of the plate reads “Chicago Railroad Fair” in block letters and the logos of various railroads circle the rim.

This plate measures about an inch deep and 10-3/8 inches in diameter.

Made by Vernon circa 1949, it is marked with an unusual sign-like cartouche encompassing the words “1848-1949 Commemorating The One-Hundredth Anniversary of Railroading Made Exclusively for Marshall Field and Company by Vernon Kilns U.S.A.”

Its wonderful vintage condition shows very few surface scratches. The logos on the rim show a little wear, but this may actually be imperfections that occurred during the transfer process. The dark smudge under the word “Railroad” that shows in the picture was a bit of stubborn sticker residue that has since been removed, as have the smudges on the back. There are no other condition issues.

Item ID: 91718RL


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Vernon Kilns 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair Historical Plate made for Marshall Field

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