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Object ID XX.2010.498
Object Name Ceramic, Decorative
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date circa 1918
Description Terra cotta hexagonal plaque and tile border removed from the Cortlandt Street Station in the 1970s.
The plaque shows the Cortlandt Street steam ferry that used to shuttle commuters across the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey. Although it is a single clay tile, the plaque has surface lines filled with grout, mimicking a mosaic of small ceramic pieces.
Manufacturer American Encaustic Tiling Company
Maker Dole, Herbert, probable designer
Maker's Role Designer
Place of Origin Zanesville, Ohio
Dimension Details 26 1/8" OH x 18 1/4" OW x 4" Od
Material Terra Cotta
People/Corporations American Encaustic Tiling Company
Vickers, Squire
Subjects Terra-cotta
Subways--Decoration--New York (State)--New York.
Subways--New York (State)--New York
Subways--New York (State)--New York--Design and construction--History.
Search Terms Ceramic, Decorative
Terra Cotta
Operating Agency Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT)
Transportation Agency Public Service Commission for the First District
Station Cortlandt Street-World Trade Center Station (IRT Seventh Avenue Line)
Number of images 3.0