Return with us now to those long ago years where
life was hard and pretty dishes were few.

Pattern Glass on Page 640 from Montgomery Ward's catalog No. 57 for 1894 which would be similar to the catalog page from which Laura & Almanzo chose their
Christmas gift to each other.
She said the dishes arrived from Chicago.

The house as it stands today
This image graciously provided by Little House on the Prairie Photography © Leslie A. Kelly 2000

Laura Ingalls Wilder at an
age at which she ate
from EAPG dishes.

A sketch of the actual bread plate which survived a fire and was found among Rose Wilder Lane's possessions after her death. It is now at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association in Mansfield, MO for all visitors to see.

It is best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with
simple pleasures and to be cheerful and have courage when things go wrong. - Laura Ingalls Wilder

And where, you may be asking yourself, might I purchase a piece
of this historical glass that I might cherish it as did Laura's family out on that prairie?
Believe it or not, it is available with
the click of your computer mouse right HERE!

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