Blue Transferware Plate Wedgwood Down The Long Street She Passed Evangeline Poet Longfellow Home


Brand Wedgwood

At the turn of the 20th century, the famous English manufacturer Wedgwood put out a series of plates decorated with illustrations of Longfellow's poem Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie. The pictures were reproductions of engravings by F. O. C. Darley. There were four plates in the series, each with a line from the poem: "Down the long street she passed," "The forge of Basil the blacksmith," "Wives were torn from their husbands" and "Father, I thank thee."

Here we have the first plate mentioned above.  The plate dates to 1903 and was produced for the Canadian market and was imported by Linton & Sinclair of St. John, NB.

measures: 10"

condition: no chips or cracks, little crazing.