Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Porcelain Gets A Bad Rap!
Nope, I’m not talking about the above-depicted variety of porcelain (although we sport quite a lot of it). Rather, as Rutila wrote (regarding to this post about Greenpoint’s newly famous fireplace):
…We were there during the awesome Greenpoint walking tour in June. Did you know that the Garden Spot is the birthplace of American porcelain? Read all about it.
It’s true. Greenpoint used to manufacture world class pottery. Well, it was world class until people learned of its provenance —at which point they turned their respective noses up at it. As you will learn from this article from the August 29, 1886 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Enjoy!
You can read the rest of this tome (which at over 2,000 words is slightly lengthy) by clicking here.
Photo Credits: Greenpoint Porcelain ca. 2008; The Professor
*We even had beach— it was called “Pottery Beach as they used sand from it to manufacture ceramic products! No joke.