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Souvenir plate bearing the portrait of Governor Loch

Date made: mid 19th century

Maker: Broughton

Description: This plate is an an early tourist souvenir, apparently part of a series showing eminent persons (the others including the Bishop of Sodor and Man). It was produced for J.Broughton of Ramsey, a retailer of china and ceramics.

The plate is white with a black transfer print portrait of Governor Henry Loch, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man. It has a gilt gold rim and is lettered J. Broughton, Ramsey on the back.

Loch became lieutenant governor in 1863 and it is appropriate that he should feature on a plate designed for tourists because he did much to contribute to the development of the infrastructure of tourism. Loch Promenade in Douglas was constructed during his tenure, and improvements to Douglas harbour were also made.

Measurements: overall: 2 cm x x x 17.5 cm

Materials: ceramic

Object name: plate

Collection: Social History Collection

ID Number: 1954-3305c


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