|Juvenile & A-B-C Plates|
A transfer-printed scene in a disorderly public house illustrates Ben Franklin's thoughts...
A transfer-printed scene in a disorderly public house illustrates Ben Franklin's thoughts on responsibility and the temptation of vices. A morality tale unfolds as one patron stands addressing another propped up against the wall smoking, hat forgotten on the floor, tankard overturned. Closer examnation reveals that the potter has illustrated two maxims in this scene. In the background, a woman with two children stands in the doorway while the unfortunate slouching subject of the advice demonstrates multiple vices. The final message posted on the sign board may possibly be addressed to us, "Landlord, Caution, Pay to Day and Trust Tomorrow. "
|Date:||Second Half, Nineteenth Century|
|Dimensions:||Diameter 5 7/8 in.|
The Franklin's maxims read: "What maintains one vice would bring up two children""It is ea...
The Franklin's maxims read: