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Souvenir spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1891
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (10.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, male figure rowing female figure with parasol in rowboat, fishing rod with fish frames view and “ROGERS SLIDE”, the words, “LAKE GEORGE”; bowl plain; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.296
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1891
Date End: 
1891
eMuseum Object ID: 
66193
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1886-1919
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/8 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (10.5 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl, portrait of Native American, “RED JACKET”, Seal of New York State, monument from the Public Square, Buffalo; on bowl, view of “ELECTRIC TOWER / 375 FEET / PAN-AMERICAN / 1901.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.295
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1886
Date End: 
1919
eMuseum Object ID: 
66192
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1904-ca.1920
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 1 x 3/4 in. (12.4 x 2.5 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, flowers; on bowl, view of 2 subway trains and “SUBWAY. / NEW YORK.”; on reverse, back of flowers.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.294
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1904
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
66191
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1909-1920
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 x 5/8 x 1/2 in. (10.2 x 1.6 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; handle in form of clover flower and stalk, in relief; bowl engraved with “New York”.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.293
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1909
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
66190
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1900-1926
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 1 x 7/8 in. (14 x 2.5 x 2.2 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir citrus spoon; on obverse of handle, cut-out figure with staff and dog labeled “LEATHERSTOCKING”, and “COOPERSTOWN NY”; bowl plain; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.292
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1900
Date End: 
1926
eMuseum Object ID: 
66189
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1899
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1/2 in. (14 x 2.9 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, from finial to bowl, Seal of New York State, view of Niagara Falls, and the words, “NEW YORK”; on bowl, Native American in forest standing next to cone-shaped rock and teepee.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.291
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1899
Date End: 
1899
eMuseum Object ID: 
66188
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1896-1940
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7/8 x 1/2 in. (11.4 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, portrait medallion with Henry Ward Beecher surrounded by gothic windows, and the words, “BROOKLYN N.Y.”, all in relief; bowl plain; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.290
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1896
Date End: 
1940
eMuseum Object ID: 
66187
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1891
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, view of road approach to the “CATSKILL MOUNTAIN HOUSE” from below; bowl plain; on reverse, 2 cats playing around the letters “KILL” and panoramic view of the Catskills range; all in relief.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.289
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1891
Date End: 
1891
eMuseum Object ID: 
66186
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1891-ca.1920
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 1 1/4 x 3/4 in. (14.9 x 3.2 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Sterling silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, Native American kneeling on globe with longbow and tomahawk in hand, maze below; on bowl, view of “PUBLIC SQUARE / BUFFALO N.Y.”; on reverse, from finial to bowl, “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.288
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1891
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
66185
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Spoon

Classification: 
Date: 
1885-1929
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 3/8 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. (11.1 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm)
Description: 
Silver souvenir spoon; on obverse of handle, figure of St. George on horse spearing dragon and the words “BROOKLYN”; on bowl, view of “HOTEL ST. GEORGE”; all in relief; reverse plain.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Roberta Gratz
Object Number: 
2009.28.287
Gallery Label: 
This spoon is part of a collection of 407 New York-themed spoons donated by journalist and urban critic Roberta Brandes Gratz in 2009. During the 1880s, American travelers began collecting spoons in earnest as souvenirs of European cities. Anticipating a demand for American souvenir flatware, a few savvy U.S. manufacturers began patenting designs around 1889. New York City subjects appeared on spoons almost immediately. Gorham became the first major factory to produce New York City spoons, joining the craze in 1891. By 1893, Tiffany & Co. offered eighteen different souvenir spoons featuring New York City landmarks at prices ranging from $2 to $5.
Date Begin: 
1885
Date End: 
1929
eMuseum Object ID: 
66184
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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