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This state dinner and dessert service made for Rutherford B. Hayes in 1879 features American flora and fauna of the type that would be eaten at the meal. The ice cream plates, of course, are decorated with snowshoes! What design motif would you add to this collection? 
From Top:
"The Ice Cream Plate", Fish Service Platter “The Shad,” “The Fruit Plate,” Dinner Service Platter “Wild Turkey,” “Dinner Plate,” “Fish Plate,” “Oyster Plate,” “Soup Bowl” c. 1882,  Designed by Theodore Russell Davis


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