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Kinderhook plate owned by Chicago Historical Society

This is an enlarged front (left) and back of the Kinderhook plate now owned by the Chicago Historical Society. Actual size of the bell-shaped plate is 2 7/8" high by 2 1/4" wide at the bottom, tapering to 1 3/16" at the top; average thickness is 1/32". The nickel-size splotch on the backside is likely due to corrosion since its 1843 "discovery." Photographs courtesy Chicago Historical Society.