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U.S. Census Pitcher
1790

Cream-colored earthenware
This Liverpool-type pitcher commemorates the first official population census of the United States in 1790. It is an example of the transfer-printed creamware that was produced by British potteries specifically for the American market between about 1785 and the mid-1820s. Most often shipped to the states on American merchant ships from the English port of Liverpool, these commemorative and presentation pieces featured American patriots, ships, and historical events.

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7" high
Mandated by the U.S. Constitution as "an enumeration of inhabitants," the 1790 census did not include slaves or most Native Americans. The written records from this census were destroyed during the War of 1812.
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