Oyster Plate, Used by Rutherford B. Hayes, 1880

Davis, Theodore R. and Haviland & Cie1880

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Ever since the White House became the President's official home, dinnerware for state occasions was purchased in great quantities. Usually, the china was the choice of the President or his wife. The next administration sometimes added to the set or in many cases, disposed of the remnants and ordered new. This oyster plate came from the service used by President Rutherford B. Hayes.

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  • Title: Oyster Plate, Used by Rutherford B. Hayes, 1880
  • Creator: Davis, Theodore R., Haviland & Cie
  • Date Created: 1880
  • Location: United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Subject Keywords: Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893, White House (Washington, D.C.), Eating & drinking, Oysters, United States presidents, Oyster plates, Plates (Dishes)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Oyster plate
  • Object ID: 67.138.1
  • Image ID: THF124018
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.