This "Traveler" pattern platter from the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad - the famous "Milwaukee Road" - is in Nearest Mint condition, and complete with the scarce, sought-after full railroad bottom marking that states it was designed for the railway's dining car service.
Size is approximately 8 inches long by 6-1/2 inches across.
The green maker mark is Syracuse China's Econo-Rim chinaware marking, dating this individual dish to August 1947 (8 BB).
Condition is fabulous - it is difficult to find utensil marks on the surface. There are no chips, cracks or repairs of any kind. The molded rim design is flawless. The artwork is a fine example of Syracuse China's airbrush technique, with bright, appealing color fades setting off strong decoration. Two Canada Geese are well placed, with hand painted black details.
According to the historical account, this unusual design that includes wild geese was chosen because they are strong, fast flyers - rather symbolic of the railroad service that passengers traveling on the Milwaukee Road could expect.