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Ashtray: Durango & Colorado

Ashtray: Durango & Colorado
Title
Ashtray: Durango & Colorado
Date 
1948-1955
Medium 
Whiteware
Dimensions 
Overall: 1 x 6 in. ( 2.5 x 15.2 cm )
Description 
Whiteware ashtray with red transfer printed railroad track border.
Credit Line 
Gift of Ms. Dora Whitman Flukiger
Object Number 
1955.239
Marks 
typed: paper label on reverse: identifies railroad printed: on reverse: "THE SAN JUAN/.../by/Vernon Kilns/U.S.A/Sketch from photographs by/ Lucius Beebe and the /Denver & Rio Grande Western R.R./Manufactured for/Jackson Hardware, Inc./Durango, Colorado" printed: on obverse: "THE NARROW GAUGE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD/DURANGO COLORADO" and "The San Juan"
Gallery Label 
This ashtray is part of the Hotel Dauphin Collection of railroad china and dining car plates.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group