English "Who Killed Cock Robin" Tin Plate
The plate would date to the early 1900’s. The pressed theme is part of the poem’ from: Who killed Cock Robin. This tin plate also has the Alphabet press into the outer rim. Other than the darkening of the tin over time, this tin plate is 7 7/8 inches in diameter and is in very good condition. There are no bends or creases to the plate.
The pressed poem reads: I KILLED COCK ROBIN SAID THE SPARROW WITH MY BOW & ARROW. This English poem or folk song refers to the death of legendary Robin Hood. Each verse, carried by folk song from village to village would spread the news of Robin Hood's death.
The tin plate would be a wonderful item to add to a collection of ABC and folksong items.