Remember the Ladies Platter
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Lead free, food safe porcelain
- 17 ½ X 6 ¼ X ½ inch
- Hand wash only, not dishwasher safe. Avoid using sharp or serrated objects on the decoration
This stunning porcelain platter is a very distinctive offering from the National Archives Store. Designed and incorporating incredible detail by talented artist Samara King, our new interpretation of the Faulkner mural from the National Archives Rotunda is a remarkable version which includes the very important additions of the images of Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Martha Washington and Eliza Hamilton.
In 1776 as America became independent from Great Britain, Abigail Adams urged her husband John Adams to “Remember the ladies” in the new code of laws that would be created by the Constitutional Congress. She asked that women be treated more favorably than previously. Here in this breathtaking artwork we honor Mrs Adams' wishes, in our reimagined scene of the framers of the Constitution.
In 1933, the chief architect of the National Archives, J. Russell Pope, recommended approval of a two-year contract to hire Barry Faulkner, a noted American muralist, to paint a mural for the Exhibit Hall in the planned Rotunda of the National Archives Building. The result was two large oil-on-canvas murals, each about 14 feet by 37 1/2 feet. One mural honors the signers of the Declaration and the other those who signed the Constitution.