LADIES AID SOCIETY
Ladies Aid groups were first formed during the American Civil War and
were to help care for the wounded soldiers.
It has been estimated that up to 20,000 groups were organized, although
most were very informal groups.
After the war, some of these groups survived to promote local community
affairs and some became social groups.
This nice flower handled spoon with a gold washed bowl was manufactured
by the Mechanics division of Watson Silversmiths.
The bowl identifies the "Ladies Aid" group of Loomis
I am assuming that they are referring to Loomis, Calif. as I found a
Ladies Aid group there around 1913 (which is in the right time frame
for this spoon)
I was unable to find out the purpose or function of this group.
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