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Table knife and fork from Adolf Hitler’s dinner service

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Table knife and fork from Adolf Hitler’s dinner service
Date: 
1939
Medium: 
Silver, stainless steel
Description: 
The following caption must be printed in conjunction with any use of the image supplied: A silver knife and fork designed for Adolf Hitler, captured by U.S. forces in Germany and donated to the New-York Historical Society in 1946 by the American Jewish business leader Carl M. Loeb. Now symbols of the American triumph over tyranny, the pieces and the history behind them will be part of the exhibition Stories in Sterling.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Carl M. Loeb
Object Number: 
1946.10ab
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Teaspoon

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Teaspoon
Date: 
ca. 1720-1740
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Countless silver objects made in New York City bear witness to the unacknowledged labor of slaves. As indicated by a May 1758 runaway advertisement, the silversmith who marked this spoon owned a slave named Jasper who assisted in his shop.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of Mrs. Thomas K. Gale
Object Number: 
1932.117
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Salver

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Salver
Date: 
1772-1773
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
A masterpiece of colonial American presentation silver, this magnificent salver was presented to engineer Captain Thomas Sowers (1740-1774) by Royal Governor William Tryon (1729-1788) as a token of his appreciation for his services in repairing the Battery at the tip of Manhattan.
Credit Line: 
Gift of J. Lawrence Aspinwall
Object Number: 
1928.24
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Controller handle

Is owned by NYHS: 
Yes
Object name: 
Controller handle
Date: 
1904
Medium: 
Silver, steel, ebony
Description: 
Embodying the pride and exhilaration surrounding the completion of New York City’s first subway system, this controller handle was used by Mayor George B. McClellan, Jr. (1865-1940) to operate the first subway train on its maiden voyage on October 27, 1904.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Gift of George B. McClellan
Object Number: 
1922.103
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle stands (pair)

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Bottle stands (pair)
Date: 
1770-1776
Medium: 
Silver, wood, linen
Description: 
These intricate bottle stands, intended to hold glass decanters or wine bottles, were used on the dining table of Philip Schuyler (1733-1804), one of the wealthiest landowners in the Hudson Valley. Bottle stands with pierced sides and wooden bases provided an elegant means of passing wine around a large table without the assistance of servants.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Major Philip Schuyler
Object Number: 
1915.18ab
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)

Exhibitions: 
Object name: 
Brandywine bowl (brandewijnkom)
Date: 
ca. 1700
Medium: 
Silver
Description: 
Brandywine bowls are traditionally associated with the Dutch New York ritual of the kindermaal, a celebratory feast held in honor of a mother and her newborn child within ten days of the birth. The guests, predominantly female, feasted on sweet cakes and communally sipped a potent brew of brandy and raisins from a bowl such as this.
Credit Line: 
New-York Historical Society, Bequest of Catharine Augusta De Peyster
Object Number: 
1911.38
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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