Shenango China, Newcastle, PA; Dulin and Martin, Co., Inc., Washington, DC
Diameter: 9 1/2 × 1 1/8 in. (24.1 × 2.9 cm)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of Mr. Charles Marston
The House Restaurant started using plates like this in the early 20th century, but chose an image of the pre-1857 Capitol building for its decoration. Visitors dining here often kept mementos of their meals, from crockery to menus.