|Creator:||Josiah Wedgwood & Sons.|
|Creator:||Vernon Kilns (Firm).|
|Title:||University of Georgia Commemorative plates|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (1 flat box)|
Moina Michael "conceived of the idea of selling poppies to help care for disabled soldiers and their families. Born in the Walton County community of Good Hope on Aug. 15, 1869, she attended Lucy Cobb Institute and the Georgia State Teachers College--both in Athens--and Columbia University... for the rest of her life Michael was known as the "Poppy Lady." During her life she received many awards and recognitions. She died in Athens on May 10, 1944." --"Moina Michael commemorative stamp." GeorgiaInfo. http://georgiainfo.galileo.usg.edu/mmichael.htm (Retrieved September 4, 2009)
The collection consists of two round plates, both cream colored printed on sepia with production information on verso. They are: 1) Athens scenes - Moina Michael is at the top, then clockwise: UGA Chapel, Arch, 1850 engraving, old college, double barreled cannon, Lucy Cobb Institute. In the middle is the tree that owns itself. Plate was made by WA Capps, jewelers by Vernon Kilns, USA, 1st ed. and 2) 1850 campus view of the University of Georgia made by Wedgwood of Etruria & Barlaston, made in England. Engraved by Wedgwood Studios.
University of Georgia Commemorative plates. MS 2931. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.