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Souvenir spoon

Object Number: 
1941.480
Date: 
1898
Medium: 
Silver plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 7/8 x 3/4 in. ( 11.4 x 2.2 x 1.9 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on inside of bowl: "FEB 15TH 1898 / MAINE" in relief: on obverse of handle: "MARCH 9 / 1898 / 50,000,000 / FOR / DEFENCE" stamped: on reverse: "SOUVENIR CO. N.Y."
Description: 
Silver plate souvenir spoon with image of sinking battleship "Maine" and American eagle on inside of bowl; handle finial with two full-length male figures facing one another (Uncle Sam and President McKinley?) with branches of laurel on either side and inscription, "March 9, 1898," below; stamped maker's mark on reverse.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group