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Brooklyn Bridge souvenir spoon

Object Name: Spoon
Date: 1901-1920
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Medium: Sterling silver
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 × 11/16 × 1/4 in. (8.9 × 1.7 × 0.6 cm)
Description: Sterling silver spoon, embossed in bowl “BROOKLYN BRIDGE” with image of Brooklyn Bridge and “ NEW YORK CITY.” Handle-end decorated with embossed silhouette of the Flatiron Building.
Credit Line: Gift of Vivian Awner
Object Number: 2017.36.9c
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Marks: On the verso of handle: “P [in heart] & [in heart] B STERLING.”

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Souvenir spoons commemorating specific people, places, or events have been common forms of memorabilia since the late nineteenth century. These spoons have handle-ends shaped like the Flatiron building, and bowls embossed with images of the Brooklyn Bridge.