Paul Revere Pottery
From 1908 to 1942, social mission yields opportunity and unique crockery
The vision that culminated in the Paul Revere Pottery was a combination of the talents and passions of a number of progressive Bostonians in the first decade of the 20th century.
A young librarian named Edith Guerrier worked at the Boston North End branch in 1905. The North End was gritty, crowded with Jewish and Italian immigrants, and poor. Miss Guerrier established the Saturday Evening Club with the support of Mrs. James Storrow to provide girls and young women with opportunities sorely lacking in their day to day lives. Through a program of storytelling, dancing, and singing the girls would learn to read, appreciate the arts, and most important, to think. Eventually, the members would come to be known as the Saturday Evening Girls, talented artisans and potters that produced ceramic dinnerware and vessels for more than 30 years.
The images here are from a brochure produced by the Paul Revere Pottery (c. 1920) and show an their dishes and other pottery wares available with prices (and to the wholesale trade at a competitive 40% discount).
BooksArt and Reform: Sara Galner, the Saturday Evening Girls, and the Paul Revere Pottery
The Saturday Evening Girls: Paul Revere Pottery
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