Sterling Silver Mementoes: American Memory in Souvenir Spoons

10:00am Wed, Apr 17, 2013

Venue: Pilgrim Hall Museum

75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360



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Stephen O'Neill, Associate Director & Curator of Collections, Pilgrim Hall MuseumSterling silver spoons originated during the 1890s when they were sold as souvenirs, and today they are highly valued collectors' items. This illustrated lecture will explore their creation and popularity through the depictions of historical subjects like Salem, Plymouth, and St. Augustine, and Victorian artistic movements like the Viking Revival to understand why they were so popular and what they meant to Americans of the late 19th century. Included with museum admission

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