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Duxbury Souvenir Plate

Blue and white plate with various Duxbury sites, circa 1915
Gift of Glen Traquair, 2019.106.001

One blue and white plate with scenes of Duxbury including “Duxbury Yacht Race 15 Foot Class,” “Myles Standish House,” “Powder Point Hall,” “John Alden House, 1653,” “Duxbury Free Library,” and “Myles Standish Monument.” It was manufactured by the Wheelock Company in England for sale by P.C. Peterson.


Advertisement for Paul PetersonRelated Object: Advertisement for Peterson’s Souvenirs, 1909, Ink on paper, Dorothy Wentworth Collection, DAL.MSS.108.

This advertisement from Paul C. Peterson is in the pamphlet for Duxbury Days, a large event held by the Standish Monument Association to raise funds for the monument. Peterson refers to souvenir china, like the one pictured above, and other popular items like postcards.




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Digging Duxbury

The quest for archaeological evidence of the Pilgrim past began with an 1833 dig, one of the earliest in U.S. history.

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Coming to a Pilgrim Town

Duxbury’s Pilgrim history, combined with the town’s natural beauty, initiated a tourist boom.

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

Collecting in a Pilgrim Town

The tourism boom brought another enterprise, the creation and sale of Pilgrim-themed souvenirs.

Lasting Legacy

Duxbury's Lasting Legacy

Duxbury never forgot its Pilgrim origins. How could it? The names continue to generate interest today.
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