This is a vintage Frankoma Pottery souvenir plate for the state of Missouri, the Show Me State. The plate features a cardinal (for baseball), donkey, the Arch over the words Gateway to the West, the Pony Express, and the words Shepherd of the Hills, Land of Water. The back is embossed "Missouri 24th State 1821 Capital Jefferson City State Bird Bluebird State Flower Hawthorn Sate Tree Flowering Dogwood Frankoma." The plate is 8 1/2" wide. It is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks.