The spoons in this exhibit were mostly related to medium
sized and smaller communities.
For these cities, the building of a new steel bridge was both an
expensive undertaking and a way to
increase business and improve the economy.
Sometimes standard flatware handled spoons were
engraved or embossed with bowl pictures.
In other cases, souvenir spoon handles were used.
all spoons are sterling unless otherwise stated
If you see anything you like, contact me.
1. Passaic Falls, Patterson, N.J.
2. Port Huron, bridge and tunnel
3. High Bridge, Iowa Falls, Ia
4. The Bridges, Clinton, Ia
5. Columbia River Interstate Bridge, Vancouver, Wa
1. Winona High Bridge (Versaille pattern handle)
2. City Bridges, Logansport, Ind
3. High Bridge, Muscatine, Ia
4. Bridge, Selma, Alabama
Engraved bridge spoon Logansport, Ind
bridge spoon Muscatine, Ia
bridge spoon Clinton Ia
1. Big Bull Falls, Wausau, Wisconsin
2. Coon River Dam, Coon Rapids, Ia (rare error in engraving)
3. Medway (Mass)
4. 'National Road Bridges' showing a covered bridge
5. Interstate Bridge, Superior, Wis
6. Main Street Bridge, Crookston, Mn
7. Suspension bridge, Mt. Carroll, Ill
8. 'Bridge across the Mississippi', Memphis, Tn
Big Bull Falls, Wausau, Wisconsin
Main Street Bridge, Crookston, Mn
'Bridge across the Mississippi', Memphis, Tn
Coon River Dam, Coon Rapids, Ia (error in engraving)
Passaic Falls, Patterson, NJ
Very few spoons exist of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
because at the time it was completed, souvenir spoons were not
The top spoon refers to the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
The back of the spoon states: "Worlds largest bridge, cost $76000000
(76,000,000),8.25 miles long, completed 1938"
And the bottom one shows the Golden Gate and a cable car
Santa Fe Bridge (railroad) spanning the Colorado River (Needles, Ca).
Fred Harvey Co.
Spokane, Washington bridge spoons
The indian maiden in the center spoon is exceptionally nicely done
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