Shenango China, Newcastle, PA; Dulin and Martin, Co., Inc., Washington, DC
Diameter: 7 1/2 x 7/8 in. (19.1 x 2.2 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
The Members' Dining Room used this sturdy but attractive custom china in the 1920s. A medallion with an image of the Capitol with its original dome surrounded by a ring of stars, all printed in red, decorates the edge. Red and blue stripes ring the plate’s circumference. Shenango China, a Pennsylvania company that produced commercial tableware, made this plate for Dulin and Martin Co. of Washington, D.C. The latter had recently designed a state service for President Woodrow Wilson, the first White House china made in the United States.