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Official White House China: McKinley Plate

Official White House China: McKinley Plate

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White House Historical Association

Official White House China: McKinley Plate

This dinner plate was purchased during the McKinley administration and features a blue-green border and gilt scrolls. The plate was made by Wedgwood of Etruria, England. In 1901, Abby Gunn Baker, a Washington journalist and author, was asked by the commissioner of public buildings and grounds, Colonel Theodore A. Bingham, to study the White House china and write about its history. She identified several plates as having been acquired during McKinley's presidency.

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