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Cylindrical porcelain mug with slightly flared base and open handle. Landscapes painted on sides. According to marks on mug, it was painted by May Cropper of Pittsburg, Kansas, for Frank Hobart in 1907. Hobart donated the mug to the Topeka Club where it was used to decorate the Club House. The Topeka Club (1889-1921) was a social organization primarily consisting of prominent Topekans but also drawing membership from across the state. It was founded as a place for its members to relax and exchange ideas, and to entertain friends and acquaintances visiting Topeka. The mug's owner, Frank Hobart, was a Topeka druggist who trademarked the word "Hondurasparilla" for a type of blood medicine.

Creator: Cropper, May
Date: 1907

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Item Number: 224481
KSHS Identifier: 1924.35.7

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