Plate, Souvenir, Sault Ste. Marie
Plate, Souvenir, Sault Ste. Marie


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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Souvenirs ➔ Plate, Souvenir, Sault Ste. Marie

Identifier:
E164455
Description:
Cream-colored background. Scalloped edge with metallic gold decoration. Transfer center design with brick-colored illustrations of Soo Locks, Taquamenon Falls, and Lake Freight Ships.
Date:
1950 – 1965
Materials:
Ceramic
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Estate Of Dr. Ruth Herrick
Rights:

Maker/Donor
Estate of Ruth Herrick
Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.