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[set of six souvenir spoons]

Set of six souvenir, teaspoon sized spoons, from the States & Cities Souvenir Spoons, manufactured by the Shepard Manufacturing Company, Melrose Highlands, MA, ca. 1900. Spoon subjects include: a) Chief Seattle; b) Princess Angeline; c) Mt. Rainier; d) Olympic (Mountain) Range with large ship in front; e) (Seattle) waterfront; and f) Snoqualmie Falls. All are made of sterling silver and have an oval shaped bowl that is turned up at tip. Spoons A and B may have remnants of gold wash and enamel. The illustrations are engraved with title on edges. The stem undulates to slightly oval shaped top with embossed illustration of George Washington. On each stem is name of State, a fern and an evergreen tree, with curlicue borders. The back has curlicue design on edges and small floral design at bottom of top. Stamped on back stem: Sterling S The donor's family said the silver souvenir spoons were given to seamen as mementos at the end of a voyage. The men then traded them to donor's grandfather for drinks at the bar, the Oxford Bar, located on the southwestern corner of Fourth Avenue and Pike Street in Seattle, WA. Managed by William Deitchler and Otto Tietjens, beginning in about 1897.

Details

Creation Date: ca. 1900

Catalog ID: 2018.73.2

Object Types: spoon, souvenir

Dimensions: Length 5.5 in . Width 1.4 in Note: width of bowl. Depth 1 in Note: tip of bowl

Related Subjects: Chief Seattle Princess Angeline Mount Rainier Olympic Mountain Range Seattle waterfront Snoqualmie Falls souvenir Oxford Bar (Seattle)