Contributed by Biddeford Historical Society
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The service tea set was used at meetings of local women who enjoyed a cup of tea or coffee when they met to discuss club affairs. Each woman had her own cup, which she took to the meeting.
This cup is marked "Winnertons, Staffordshire, England, Silverdale." It is not known which member was the owner of this cup.
The Thursday Club was organized January 4, 1894 by a group of middle-class women in Biddeford interested in social and intellectual improvement. The club always had some kind of intellectual component, except for the first meeting in October which was strictly "social."
About This Item
- Title: Thursday Club tea cup, Biddeford, ca. 1900
- Creator: Winnertons, Staffordshire
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Biddeford
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: China
- Dimensions: 7 cm x 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm
- Local Code: Thursday Club tea cups
- Collection: Thursday Club
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Biddeford Historical Society
P.O. Box 200, Biddeford, ME 04005
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LC Subject Headings
- Thursday Club (Biddeford, Me.)
- Women--Societies and clubs--Maine--Biddeford
- Tea parties--Maine--Biddeford
- Drinking vessels--Maine--Biddeford
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