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Image of 1950.134.005 - Invoice

1950.134.005 - Invoice

Invoice from R. W. King & Co. to Mrs. Trowbridge, for $7.00, dated December 13, 1856. The invoice is printed in black text with red lines and columns on white paper.

Image of 1963.015.002 - Catalog, Sales

1963.015.002 - Catalog, Sales

L.B. King and Company catalog containing illustrated listings for a white variety of decorative and dinnerware china, as well as candle holders, snuff boxes, pin trays, and art supplies. The catalog is bound in a green paper cover with a linen pattern, and a white and brown illustration of a vase and flowers. L.B. King and Company's address is provided as 103 Woodward Avenue.

Image of 2010.004.126 - Card, Store

2010.004.126 - Card, Store

Card showing engraved black and white picture of building where the Robert W. King business was located at 90 Jefferson Ave., corner of Wayne St. A sign on side of building shows, "R. W. King, Importer and Wholesale Dealer in Crockery, China and Glass Ware." Additional printed text on the bottom of the card notes, "Lamps & Kerosene Goods. Looking Glasses & Table Cutlery, Plated & Brittania Ware."

Image of 2013.040.852 - Letter

2013.040.852 - Letter

Two page handwritten note from Katherine Gribbs describing the evening that Chinese Ping Pong players and members of the U.N.'s Chinese delegation came to the Manoogian Mansion for dinner and the backstory on "Ping Pong Diplomacy," written on Katherine Gribbs' stationery. The note reads: March 6, 1974 Detroit was the first city in the United States that the Chinese Ping Pong players visited in April, 1972. As a result of president Nixon's visit to Red China a new U.S.-China policy was beginning to take shape. The ping pong players were the first Chinese from the People's Republic of China to visit the U.S. in more than thirty years. We served a dinner of Ethnic foods to 74 people in t

Image of 2013.048.620 - Brochure

2013.048.620 - Brochure

Four panel roll folded brochure from R.W. King, "importer of crockery, china, and glassware, and dealer in gas fixtures, silver plated ware, fine table cutlery, lamps, looking glasses, tea trays, bronzes, and fancy goods generally," at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Wayne Street. Each panel describes a genre of his wares in further detail printed in a variety of typefaces.

Image of 2012.047.263 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.263 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of an interior view of the Collector's Corner Exhibit, featured inside the Detroit Historical Museum, January 1962. Differing exhibit cases featured styles of patterned china and ceramic dishware.

Image of 2012.046.600 - Print, Photographic

2012.046.600 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Elma Williams viewing at china collection of the Detroit Historical Society, housed at the Homer Williams House at 441 Merrick Street, in October of 1949, as per the caption on the verso. Williams, wearing a hat, jacket, and shirt, inspects the underside of a plate. A display case holding china teapots, a serving bowl, and a serving plate is in the background. The edges of William's outfit, her shadow, and elements around the exterior of the case have been retouched or outlined in grey.

Image of 2012.047.206 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.206 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of the Collector's Corner Exhibit, which displays patterned ceramic dishware at the Detroit Historical Museum, 1962. Signage affixed to the rear of the display reads, "Spring-ware, These 'sprigged-flower' patterns on a hard bone china body were very popular between 01830 and 1850. The designs are hand-painted and are not specifically identified. A number usually appears on the underside of the pieces which may be the pattern or artists identification number." Also, signage in the upper right reads, "Hand decorated soft paste, c. 1830. Note, extra deep saucers and luster decoration on one example."

Image of 2012.047.207 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.207 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of a ceramic plate owned by Detroit Historical Museum President and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown, and featured in the Collector's Corner Exhibit, September 1963. Typed on the verso, "A compote showing in the center a view of the Old City Hall surrounded by a decorative floral border interspersed with three medallion vignettes of the County Building (1902), Central High School on Cass Avenue (1896), and Detroit Water Works Park (late 19th century). Marked: The Rowland Marsellus Co., Staffordshire, England. Impressed "FW LEO." Size: 9 & 1/8" diameter - 3 & 3/16" high.

Image of 2012.047.208 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.208 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of a ceramic plate owned by Detroit Historical Museum President and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown, and featured in the Collector's Corner Exhibit, September 1963. Typed on the verso, "The Old City Hall, blue and white Ironstone China. Marked: Ironstone China, Warrented Anthony Shaw."

Image of 2012.047.209 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.209 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of a ceramic plate owned by Detroit Historical Museum President and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown, and featured in the Collector's Corner Exhibit, September 1963. Typed on the verso, "The 'Lovejoy Plate' blue and white; Maker Unknown, diameter - 10 & 3/8"."

Image of 2012.047.217 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.217 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of a close-up view of souvenir ceramic plates, featured in the Collector's Corner Exhibit, inside the Detroit Historical Museum. This plate, "The Hermitage," (featured up-right in the center) as well as the others are personal items from the collection of museum President and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown.

Image of 2012.047.218 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.218 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of the Collector's Corner Exhibit which features souvenir ceramic items from the personal collection of Detroit Historical Museum President and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown, which were exhibited May - September 1963. Typed on the verso, "Collector's Corner, May - September 1963, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown. Overall view of panel and table top case featuring a view of the commemorative plates in use in the Brown's residence. Shown in the exhibit case are a 250th birthday of the City of Detroit Plate (1951) and a plate with a representation of "The Hermitage," home of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States."

Image of 2012.047.219 - Print, Photographic

2012.047.219 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print of the Collector's Corner Exhibit which features souvenir ceramic items from the personal collection of Detroit Historical Museum President and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown, which were exhibited May - September 1963. Typed on the verso, "Collector's Corner, May - September 1963, Mr. and Mrs. Henry D. Brown. In the "Personal Interest" case are shown ceramics which have a direct bearing on the Brown's birthplace, their Alma Mater, Mr. Brown's service in the Navy during W.W. II, and his special avocation of the Study of Republican Politics. In the "Hobby" case are displayed plates which the Brown's have collected have to do with the City of Detroit. Th

Image of 2013.040.836 - Print, Photographic

2013.040.836 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Mayor Roman Gribbs standing behind a podium, holding up a ping pong ball used in the game between U.S. and Chinese ping pong players during the Chinese ping pong players stay in the U.S. A stamp on the verso reads: "CITY OF DETROIT REPORT & INFORMATION, 72163-4, PHOTOGRAPHIC." A handwritten note on the verso reads, "showing the ping pong ball that has opened relations between China and the U.S."

Image of 2013.040.869 - Print, Photographic

2013.040.869 - Print, Photographic

Color photograph of Elizabeth Gribbs, showing off the gift given to her by the Chinese delegation, beside her father Mayor Roman Gribbs, during the dinner at the Manoogian Mansion in which they played host to the Chinese Ping Pong players and six members of the Chinese delegation from the United Nations in April of 1972. "Gift given to Elizabeth by the Chinese," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2013.040.870 - Print, Photographic

2013.040.870 - Print, Photographic

Color photograph of Katherine Gribbs speaking with two guests at the dinner at the Manoogian Mansion where she played host to the Chinese Ping Pong players and six members of the Chinese delegation from the United Nations in April of 1972.

Image of 2013.040.871 - Print, Photographic

2013.040.871 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Mayor Roman Gribbs toasting a group of guests at the dinner at the Manoogian Mansion in which he played host to the Chinese Ping Pong players and six members of the Chinese delegation from the United Nations in April of 1972. "City of Detroit Report & Information, 72075-7, Photographic," is stamped on the verso.

Image of 2013.040.872 - Print, Photographic

2013.040.872 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph one of the Chinese ping pong players is shaking hands with one of Gribbs' daughters, who are all lined up, at the dinner at the Manoogian Mansion in which they played host to the Chinese Ping Pong players and six members of the Chinese delegation from the United Nations in April of 1972. "City of Detroit Report & Information, 72075-13, Photographic," is stamped on the verso.

Image of 2013.040.873 - Print, Photographic

2013.040.873 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph two of the Chinese ping pong players getting food from the buffet line at the dinner at the Manoogian Mansion in which the Chinese Ping Pong players and six members of the Chinese delegation from the United Nations were guests in April of 1972.

Image of 2013.040.874 - Print, Photographic

2013.040.874 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Roman Gribbs, Katherine Gribbs and several guests seated at the table at the dinner at the Manoogian Mansion in which they plays hosts to the Chinese Ping Pong players and six members of the Chinese delegation from the United Nations in April of 1972. "City of Detroit Report & Information, 72075-25, Photographic," is stamped on the verso.