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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1949.237
Date: 
1897-1901
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. ( 15.2 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: inside bowl: "PROTECTION / PROSPERITY" in relief: on back of bowl: "THE SEAL OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES" in relief: on obverse of handle: "SOUND / MONEY" in relief: on reverse of handle: "STERLING MOORE & LEDING" stamped: on rev
Description: 
Cast silver souvenir spoon with White House and inscriptions in relief on inside of bowl and seal of the President of the United States on the back; handle with molded banners with inscriptions and foliage; handle finial with bust of President William McKinley; stamped maker's mark on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
This souvenir spoon pattern was patented in 1897, the year McKinley was elected president.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Thomas O. Mabbott
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group