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Catalog Number 06961
Object Name Bowl
Collection Merci Train
Year Range from 1900.0
Year Range to 1948.0
Description Yellow floral design, red and green leaves, blue edging, 2 scalloped handles, French Merci #253
Dimensions H-2.25 Dia-5 inches
Material Clay
Provenance The Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train or the Forty and Eight, was the 1949 Europe-US response to the Friendship Train. Composed of 49 cars and filled with "gifts of gratitude", the Merci Train arrived in New York City on February 3, 1949, and was divided amongst the 48 states with the remaining car to be shared by the District of Columbia and Hawaii.
Search Terms France
Merci Train
World War II
Category Historical General Collections