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May Feature Articles

Antislavery CeramicsAntislavery Ceramics

Although only one and a quarter inches in diameter, the medallion’s image of a kneeling slave in chains imploring “Am I Not a Man and a Brother” was the first, most common, and most effective anti-slavery image created by the abolition movement. The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade chose it for its seal, and Benjamin Franklin declared that the medallion’s effectiveness in America was “equal to that of the best written Pamphlet, in procuring favour to those oppressed People.” Read more.

ARCHITECTURE OF CHARLES BULFINCH ON HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE PART 1 & 2THE ARCHITECTURE OF CHARLES BULFINCH ON HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE PART 1: THE EARLY BUILDINGS, 1790-­1807 

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF CHARLES BULFINCH ON HISTORICAL BLUE STAFFORDSHIRE PART 2: THE LATER BUILDINGS, 1810-­1832 by Goldberg, Hayden

These are two of four articles authored by transferware collector and researcher Hayden Goldberg and originally published in The Magazine ANTIQUES. Read more Part 1 and Part 2.