AETCO Thanksgiving Pilgrim Tile
Vintage tile from the American Encaustic Tile Company AETCO of Zanesville Ohio. Measures 4 1/4" square and shows a Pilgrim holding a book in a raised line process. Marked AE on the back. C. 1940-50. This tile company merged with the Franklin tile company to become American Olean. This tile is shown in the American Olean Catalog from 1950 as part of their Early American series.
This tile has been reclaimed, appears to have been cut out with a tile saw and the back mortar ground down. The bottom edge is chipped and the right edge barely shaved by the saw.