Up for auction is a Commemorative, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, "The New Deal" Barrel Shape Coffee Mug with a rich golden wheat color glaze featuring a profile of President Roosevelt and the words "The New Deal" impressed in-mold on the side. Based on research and experience, I am inclined to attribute this piece to the Dickinson Pottery Company, A.K.A. the Dickota Pottery Company or possibly even the Rosemeade Pottery, both of North Dakota and closely related for many reasons. I am also prepared to accept any information otherwise disputing this possibility. I honestly admit, I can not say 100% this is the case, but I can offer information that strongly backs it up. The Rosemeade Pottery Company was actually the Wahpeton Pottery Company of Wahpeton, North Dakota and it was founded by Laura Taylor in 1940. The trade name of the potteries products was "Rosemeade". This was the name of a North Dakota township w Laura Taylor was born. Laura Taylor was a native of North Dakota and went to school and became a teacher. She enrolled in a summer course to learn some drawing and modeling for the benefit of her students who were requesting some time be spent on art projects. The rest is history. She re-enrolled into school to study art and found her medium was clay. This was all going on at the same time the Great Depression was really ... read more