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Boston jug

Boston jug Cream ware baluster-form jug with transfer prints.


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    [ This description is from the project: Object of History ]

    While modern readers can be forgiven for assuming the motto refers to her politicians, it actually refers to Boston’s streets, notoriously winding and difficult as the 1664 report by the Royal Commissioners attested: “Their houses are generally wooden, their streets crooked with little decency and no uniformity” (quoted in Caleb H Snow's A History of Boston, 1828).