Wednesday 16 September 2015

History on a plate

I had totally forgotten about these plates which I found in a charity shop ages ago.

They have fabulous historic views of Sacramento City in California, probably from the mid 19th century.  The details are amazing.  Sacramento City became important during the Californian gold rush.

There actually was an Eagle Theatre founded in 1849 - the first permanent theatre in California and situated at 925 Front Street.  Could this be it?

I wonder if this steamboat is the George Washington, which had a regular run from Sacramento to San Francisco?

These plates are part of the series "Historic America" by Johnson Brothers, England.

Joining with Let's Talk Vintage.

Love, Liz


Sam - Raggedy Bits said...

Wow what an awesome find!! So much intrigue to their history!

Mac n' Janet said...

How interesting! I'm from California originally. I wonder if the plates ever made it to the States and then back to the UK or if they never left.

Lilly's Mom said...

These plates are lovely. How nice to have a set of them. I have Friendly Village by Johnson Brothers and I use them for my fall dinner parties. I hope you're having a good week :)

Mrs Bertimus said...

Love these, they are so interesting! X
Thanks for popping by!

camp and cottage living said...

I love this set. The colours are so beautiful!
I have a Fall Johnson Brother set.

Sue in Suffolk said...

The detail on those plates is incredible. I have Johnson Bros Summer Chintz - much more modern and definitely not so interesting!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful plate!! Love the colors. I adore Johnson Bros. dishes, don't you?
Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Beautiful pair of plates you've found! They are perfect for autumn decorating. Your photographs in your previous posts are gorgeous.

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Really nice! I love how you zoomed in to share the details along with some local history. Thanks so much for sharing it with Let's Talk Vintage!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

And you were featured today on LTV, too! :)