Inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty is this emotion laden
by Emma Lazarus.
In My Humble Opinion (IMHO) no finer poem has ever been penned.
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from
land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates
A mighty woman with a torch,
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome, her
mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin-cities
"keep, ancient lands, your storied
pomp!" cries she
With silent lips, "Give me your tired
Your huddled masses yearning to
The wretched refuse of your teeming
Send these, the homeless, temptest-tost
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Examples of Statue of Liberty spoons (this display is not inclusive --there are a lot of other examples available)
"Thus was Manhattan again left in primeval solitude
waiting for commerce to come and claim its own"
Many other versions of Statue of Liberty spoons exist. They range the gamut from beautiful full figurals thru very common silver plated examples.
The air-bridged harbor that twin-cities frame
Indian finial with embossed SOL
Hand engraved version of the Statue of Liberty in the gold washed bowl. The handle is number 133 from Wallace Silversmiths in their popular cutout and engraved flower design series
Statue of Liberty / New York commemorative spoon by Tiffany & Co.
This version of the Statue of Liberty by Shiebler is available in a tea and demi size (this is the tea size). She is holding aloft the bowl of the spoon instead of her torch. Some people really like the design of this spoon, and some abhor it. This spoon has a lightly embossed view of the Brooklyn Bridge in the bowl. The back of the bowl is engraved with somebody's initials in a very fancy script and the date 1/18/1902. I suspect that this spoon was originally purchased by an immigrant who had a profound memory of first seeing the great lady from an arriving ship. Most of the spoons of this type are not engraved in this manner.
of Liberty spoon with 1898 silver Barber quarter embedded in the bowl.
Unfortunately this quarter is well worn.
Petrus (Peter) Stuyvesant served as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland from 1647 until it was ceded provisionally to the English in 1664
Notice his 'peg' leg (shot off by a cannonball at the island of Saint Marten)
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