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Granddaughter’s Plate

Salmon-colored band on white with flower garland of blue forget-me-nots and pink roses. Belonged to Harriett and Tempie Lane, granddaughters of Joel Lane.

Object number: 1976.14.1

Dimensions: 7 1/4” diameter

Gift of Mrs. Godfrey Cheshire, Jr.

Estimated age circa 1840



What visitors say

Thank you so much for leading us on a guided tour of the Joel Lane House! I had no idea that the kitchen was separate from the main house, and how different the two are. I had always assumed that the most dangerous job for a slave was in the fields, but your expertise showed me that the kitchen (because of the heat and potential for fire) was actually the most dangerous for a slave woman…

Maggie