Porcelain and ceramic is often used for decoration e.g. porcelain figures, wall plates and other items like this portrait tile.
In the collection of the Salvation Army Museum Basel are two portrait tiles of William Booth which are made by Sherwin & Cotton. One of it is framed.
At Hanley, Sherwin & Cotton started in the year 1877 their company. They were one of the many potters in Stoke-on-Trent and were well known for their production of tiles.
In the year 1904, General William Booth had already become a famous person, not only in Great Britain also in many other countries.
And in the same year an International Congress was held in London by the Salvation Army .The congress badge which was given out, uses a picture of William Booth.
Portrait tile of William Booth