Food for the poor: a Penny Dinner Society plate

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Food for the poor: a Penny Dinner Society plate

The Penny Dinner Society was founded in 1884 to provide the destitute, aged and infirm poor with wholesome simple dinners for the cost of a penny. The story of the society seems to be little researched; this plate commissioned for its penny dinners must belong to the early years of the 20th century.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum