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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
2002.1.4652
Date: 
1898-1900
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
4 1/2 x 1 x 1/2 in.
Description: 
A metal spoon embossed and highlighted with red, white and blue paint with a flag on the handle and on the bowl, an embossed portrait of a man in uniform marked "Commodore/ W.S. Schley", from the Spanish-American War era. Winfield Scott Schley (1839 - 1911) was the commander of the U.S. Navy's"Flying Squadron" until it was united with the "North Atlantic Fleet". At the Battle of Santiago, Schley was the commander of the U.S naval forces present, and fought the battle from his position aboard the U.S.S. Brooklyn.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group