5: Prosperity and Nostalgia

c. 1950 – c. 1975


After World War II,  many Staffordshire tableware patterns intentionally created scenes that appealed to Americans’ sense of nostalgia for hearth and home.  This included idyllic images of rural and small-town life, which were sentimentalized and often completely imaginary.  There was also a strong market for tableware that was intended for use during the American holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Gallery of Images

All patterns are by Johnson Brothers unless another company name is given in parentheses. Click on an image to see an enlarged view.