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Catalog Number 2014.3.1
Object Name Plate
Description With the idea that pictures are sometimes worth a thousand words, anti-slavery images were an important and powerful tool used by abolitionists. Objects decorated with anti-slavery images were used to raise awareness of the abolitionist movement and were also often sold as fund-raisers for abolitionist organizations.

The motto, "Remember Them that are in Bonds," is from the Biblical passage Hebrews 13:3; "Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body."
Year Range from 1830
Year Range to 1850
Material Bone China
Place of Origin Made in England
Collection The Reeves Center
Credit line Museum Purchase
On View Reeves Center, European Gallery
Gallery ID Number 177