: Reverse reads: "Roadside pottery. National Pike."
This is a photograph of a roadside pottery shop somewhere along the National Pike, or Cumberland Road, in Ohio. Ohio was the leader in the pottery making business and at one time over half the white tableware made in the United States was made in Ohio. Rich clay deposits are found all along the Ohio River, as well as in Zanesville and other locations around the state.
The National Road, or Cumberland Road, was one of the first major improved highways in the United States to be built by the federal government. The road runs from Cumberland, Maryland, to Vandalia, Illinois. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B07F11_010_1 Subjects
: Pottery--Ohio; Art pottery; Cumberland Road--Pictorial work; Works Progress Administration of Ohio (U.S.); Places