The Mosaic Tile Company

History and Products, 1894–1967

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About the Book

Founded in 1894, the Mosaic Tile Company was the dream of two ceramic pioneers who intended to manufacture innovative ceramic mosaic murals while also dominating the utilitarian market in the early 1900s. One of the largest ceramics companies in the United States at the time, MTC’s most significant contribution to the burgeoning Ohio pottery industry was the development of innovative and varied proprietary tile production and installation methods. Compared to its emphasis on mosaic murals, MTC’s utilitarian and giftware goods were produced in limited quantities and were not well received at the time, making them rarer today.
This book chronicles the history of ceramic creativity in Zanesville, Ohio, from its earliest days as a bustling town before the Great Depression through its recovery in the 1960s. It examines the Mosaic Tile Company’s whole history, the bygone details of this long-lost business, its products, and its employees and incorporates images and postcards illustrating its products in each chapter.

About the Author(s)

Larisa Harper has been a higher education professional for more than 25 years, specializing in postsecondary and secondary education partnerships and dual enrollment along with research, policy, and grant writing. A prolific public speaker, she has spoken at hundreds of local, state, and national venues to promote lifelong learning, higher education, and career planning. She lives in Zanesville, Ohio.

Bibliographic Details

Larisa Harper
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 150 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8795-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4561-2
Imprint: McFarland