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Catalog Number 2004.78.1
Object Name Pitcher
Description White china pitcher from the Capitol Hotel with centeral green "CH" imprinted in the middle body of the peice.
Notes This pitcher was from the Weitzel family who ran the hotel. This note accompanied the donation: "I own the "Old Pitcher" because….in, or about 1907 or 1908, my aunt Mary Glenn, my father's oldest sister (1886-1972) married O. Bradley Weitzel (1878-1966) son of the owner of the Old Capital Hotel. The old Weitzel had about 8 children. Aunt Mary and her husband Bradley lived in the hotel, where her husband worked until the 1917 fire destroyed it. They had three children who were my first cousins, and my favorite cousins: Carolyn (1910-1974), Jerome, (1912-1920, Edward "Eddie" (1914-2002). Bradley preceded Mary in death in 1966. When aunt Mary died in 1972, her daughter Carolyn, in settling her estate gave me this pitcher used in the Old Capital Hotel along with other items. When the "Old" Hotel was burning, my three cousins were rescued and carried down ladders by firemen, from their second story suite. Was this pitcher in Gov. Goebel's room when he died? Maybe….probably not! John H. Glenn 11-1-04."
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