View of Hudson River Highlands Plate

Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England
Date: c. 1825
Maker: Enoch Wood & Sons, Burslem, England
Dimensions: 10 Dia.
Materials: Transfer-printed earthenware
Credit: Bequest of C. Otto Von Kienbusch
Accession Number: 1977.21.28

Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's ruling in the landmark case Gibbons v. Ogden opened the Hudson River to all steamboat navigation in 1824, ending the Fulton-Livingston monopoly. The steamboat depicted on this plate, named in Marshall's honor and issued in 1824 after his popular anti-monopoly decision, operated as a packet ship for passengers and freight between New York and Albany.