Plates made by Wedgwood of England for
This is one of a set of 12 designs made for Williams College, Mass. by Wedgwood of England. This design shows the Lasell Gymnasium. "In 1886 the Lasell family, at the cost of $50,000, furnished one of the best gymnasiums in the state. It is of the native stone and furnished with all the appliances for harmonious physical development." (A Brief College History by Rev. Eben Parsons).
The order was made through a Boston company called "Jones, Mc Duffey and Stratton" and their small mark is printed on the reverse of the plates. The plates are also printed "Wedgwood, Etruria, England", and stamped "Made in England". A stamped factory number appears to be "12A33" or "12A38".
The plates were delivered to the college around June in 1933.
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