Annually an exhibition of the latest technological products was
held in Canada (1879 - 1913)
In 1904 the convention was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
James Thomas Gordon (1858-1919) was president of the Dominion
Exposition in 1904
Featuring the latest technologies, over 200,000 people attended the
There was one major tragedy when a lot of people climbed a roof to try
and watch an exhibition for free.
The roof collapsed from the weight.
Rare set of spoons from the Winnipeg Exposition
These are really very lovely art nuevo style 5 1/2'" tea
sized spoons from this Expo.
The finial features "the Fort Garry Gate"
The limestone gate is the only remaining part of the fort which was the
home of the Hudson Bay Company and the center of the Red River
Below the gate is a big tower with a statue on top
It looks to me like it is probably the Manitoba Legislature dome but
the current dome does not feature a long pole on top with a statue
mounted on top
I can't find a picture of the tower before it was changed in 1920.
The handle says " Winnipeg 1904"
The back identifies the spoon as having been made by D.R. Dingwall Ltd.
Silver-Smiths (below a beaver)
Dingwall was a local jewelry store which was not noted for being in the
spoon making business
but apparently they did make some custom one of a kind spoons for the
I suspect that these spoons were part of a very small production.
The bowl features an embossed allegorical woman clothed in a long robe
and holding a victory wreath in her left hand with the sun rays
and is captioned "The Wondrous West"
A sheaf of wheat is near her right leg.
The metal purity is not marked, so I am assuming it is silver plated,
but it does need to be tested as this is very fine quality
Set is not available for sale, but individual spoon may be