Abraham Lincoln, our 16th President, guided the nation through its
worst military, constitutional, moral and political crisis that it has
After his election in 1860, seven southern states declared their
intention to secede from the Union and formed the Confederate States of
America. The CSA attacked union forces at Fort Sumter in April of 1861
and the northern states rallied to the call to save the United
States of America. During an extremely bitter war between the
states (that pitted father against son and brother against brother)
oximornically called a 'Civil War', Lincoln faced
major and continuous military and political crises'. A few days
after the war ended, Lincoln became the first US President to be
During the era of the Souvenir Spoon collecting frenzy the memories of
this war were still active and while most of the participants were
aged, the after effects of the war were still being felt.
all spoons are sterling
1. embossed Lincoln's home in Springfield, Ill. stem on both sides
shows aspects of his life. Mechanics div of Watson
2. embossed Lincoln's home in Springfield, stem on both sides
shows aspects of his life. J.C. Klaholt
3. embossed picture of the house when Lincoln died in Washington DC,
Mechanics div of Watson
4. The new capital in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lancaster, Neb was
renamed Lincoln in honor of Pres. Lincoln. cutout handle, Reed and
5. handle shows Lincoln's home, the bowl shows the "National Lincoln
Monument". (see below),Gorham
6. enameled bowl "Abraham Lincoln Frees the Slaves" and enameled finial
of the Whitehouse at that point in history . Alfred H. Oechsle,
Jefferson City, Mo.
The left picture is a hand engraved view of Lincoln's home in
Springfield. The right picture is an embossed view.
Picture of Lincoln freeing the slaves by T. H. Benton, 1955
This is a most interesting little spoon.
The picture is not anything like the actual Lincoln monument in
Apparently about a dozen years earlier, a monument to Lincoln was
proposed for Washington DC and this is what was proposed.
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