Inscription Transfer-printed on reverse: BIRMINGHAM / "The Industrial City Beautiful" / as viewed from the top of Red Mountain, where / Vulcan, the Mighty Smith, stands… the only place/ in the world where coal, iron ore, and dolomite, the three / ingredients for making iron and steel, are found (in proximity) / in large commercial quantities. Vulcan, pictured on the face of the / plate, is the largest iron statue in the world, stretching 55 feet in his san-/ daled-feet and tipping the scales at 100 tons. on a pedestal 127 feet high. / [view of Birmingham from Red Mountain] / THIS PLATE HAS BEEN DESIGNED EXCLUSIVELY / FOR / BROMBERG & COMPANY / BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA / BY / VERNON KILNS / U.S.A.
Provenance Margaret Surber, Saginaw, Texas; purchased from above by Dr. Graham C. Boettcher (Jan. 29, 2008); donated by Dr. Graham C. Boettcher to the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art (March 26, 2008).