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Yellowstone by Homer Laughlin
The following originally appeared on pages 202-205 of An Overview of Homer Laughlin Dinnerware ©2002,
and is being posted on www.laurelhollowpark.net with permission along with corrections and updates.

Yellowstone was introduced in 1926. Shown is a trade ad dated August 5, 1926 which best describes the design. The ad reads:
The Yellowstone is striking in simplicity. There is no relief work, embossing or irregular surface to compete with, or to detract from, the decorative effects. The soft ivory shape, reproducing the exquisite color tone of Belleek, and the plain octagon outlines, provide the ideal frame and background for the score of original decorations especially designed for this model.

Many of the discriminating buyers who have already had opportunity to inspect the Yellowstone have been good enough to pronounce it the outstanding creation of the year, one destined for unrivaled popularity.

The confident tone of the ad was well founded as the Yellowstone shape would go on to be among HLC's best selling lines for the next ten years. It would continue to be made into the late 1940s, but not in the same quantities as its peak years in the 1930s. For most of its production run, it was made in ivory and the rich vellum glaze originally developed for Century. Many stylistic floral decals popular in the late 1920s used on Newell, Empress, and Kwaker are also found on Yellowstone.

Frederick Rhead joined Homer Laughlin as art director in 1927 and made no significant changes to Yellowstone. There are at least two sugar and casserole types; one where the lids fit "into" the bases and the other where the lid extends over the base's opening. This was probably done so the sugars and casseroles could be sold as "open" pieces as well as with lids.

Most pieces are marked with a general HLC backstamp.



Fruit Cup

Platter

Open Jug


"Chianti"
Pattern W127/30
"Fluffy Rose"


Golden Rose

Pastel Rose, W-132

Gold Band



Advertisement from 1931. The decal shown was also used on the Virginia Rose shape.



Maxicana soup

Pattern W127/30 Platter

Relish

W-132 Egg cups and 36s bowl


  1. Teacup and saucer
  2. Coffee cup and saucer
  3. Demitasse cup and sacuer
  4. 24s Jug
  5. Creamer
  6. Sugar
  7. 36s bowl
  8. Baker
  9. Grape fruit
  10. Coupe soup
  11. Covered butter
  12. Pickle
  13. Relish
  14. Casserole
  15. 9" Plate
  16. Fruit Cup
  17. Platter
  18. Oatmeal
  19. Nappy


Assortment of Items:
  • 7 1/2" Baker
  • 7 3/4" Baker
  • 8 3/4" Baker
  • 9 3/4" Baker
  • 30s Bowl
  • 36s Bowl
  • 30s Oyster Bowl
  • 36s Oyster Bowl
  • Covered Butter
  • Individual butter
  • 9 1/2" Cake Plate
  • Casserole
  • Coffee Cup
  • Coffee Saucer
  • Demitasse Cup
  • Demitasse Saucer
  • Creamer
  • Ind. Creamer
  • 9 1/4" Platter
  • 10" Platter
  • 11 1/4" Platter
  • 12 1/2" Platter
  • 13 3/8" Platter
  • 15" Platter
  • 17 1/4" Platter
  • 5 1/4" Fruit cup
  • 5 5/8" Fruit Cup
  • 7" Grape Fruit
  • 12s Jug, 3 5/8 pts.
  • 24s Jug, 2 1/2 pts.
  • 30s Jug, 1 7/8 pts.
  • 36s Jug, 1 1/8 pts.
  • 42s Jug, 1 pt.
  • 48s Jug, 5/8 pt.
  • 6 1/4" Nappy
  • 7 1/4" Nappy
  • 8 1/4" Nappy
  • 9 3/8" Nappy
  • 30s Oatmeal
  • 36s Oatmeal
  • 8 1/2" Pickle
  • 5 1/2" Plate
  • 6 1/8" Plate
  • 7" Plate
  • 8" Plate
  • 8 7/8" Plate
  • 9 3/4" Plate
  • 9" Deep Plate
  • 7 3/8" Coupe Soup
  • 8 1/8" Coupe Soup
  • Relish
  • Sauceboat
  • Gravy Faststand
  • Sugar
  • Ind. Sugar
  • Teacup
  • Saucer
  • Teapot

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