Norma Jean Wright Trietsch platters

Norma Jean Wright Trietsch platters

Dates: circa 1930-1990

9 platters and two platter patterns printed on glossy cardboard. Platters, each 14 by 14 inches, depict Aztec art, California themes, astrology signs, sports car logos, early American coins and tropical themes. Each fired in 24 K Gold and Black Ceramic Enamel, with some coral, turquoise and white colors. Tags that came with the Aztec plates give a little history on Heran Cortez and the Aztecs, then say: Modern archaeological excavations, near Mexico City, reveal pyramids identified with those in Egypt, an art of the highest culture, so that today more and more people realize that this art was NOT created by savages. BAND ATOP GLASS: The divine footprint on a Teotihuatecan vase, (of Quetzalcoatl, the Redeemer who visited these people at the time of Christ and influenced their way of life. MEDALLION – Like design: The center of the AZTEC Calendar by which the ancient people measured time more accurately than we do today. The Early American Coins plate came with a tag as well. It says, Westmark Glass. Early American Coins by Norma Jean Wright. THIS DESIGN carries these six authentic Early American coins, and one 1925 coin: 1616 Sommer Island Shilling (First coin made for America: shown in its irregular hand-made form). 1737 Three-pence I AM A GOOD COPPER – VALUE ME AS YOU PLEASE. 1787 Fugio or Franklin Cent (First coin issued by U. S. Government) MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS – WE ARE ONE. 1866 – Two-Cent; 1863 – Three-Cent; 1867 – Nickel; 1925 – California Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Half Dollar.

  • Extent: 1 photo box (1.75 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Trietsch, Norma Jean Wright, 1909-1989
  • Call Number: MSS 4197
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84606;
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Norma Jean Wright Trietsch platters must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 4197; Norma Jean Wright Trietsch platters; 20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 4197, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Norma Jean Wright Trietsch in 1980.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Norma Jean Wright Trietsch; 1980.
Subject Terms
Art, Mexican; Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Aztec art; Coinage--United States; Fine Arts
Genre / Form
Art; Pottery
Processing Information
Processed; H. Christine Swindler; 30 July 2007.
Appraisal Information
LDS cultural, social, and religious history (Collection development policy of 19th-20th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts, August 2007).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Trietsch (Norma Jean Wright) platters
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by H. Christine Swindler and Karen Glenn, student processors and John Murphy, curator
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-10-07T15:46-0600
Finding Aid Language
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Norma Jean Wright Trietsch was born 13 February 1909 to John Alfred Wright and Louisa Ann Staples. She was a free-lance merchandising expert. She died 8 August 1989 in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

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John Murphy
Curator - 20th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts