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Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1900 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of "St. John's Military Academy Salina, Kans." in bowl. Handle and stem bear the State Seal and Kansas on the obverse and a tipi and canoe on the reverse. St. John's first opened in 1887.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "State Normal [School]. Emporia, Kans." in bowl. Handle bears the State Seal on the obverse and an image of the State Capitol on the reverse. Kansas State Normal School opened in 1865. In 1923 the name was changed to Kansas State Teacher's College, and in 1977 to Emporia State University.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "High School. Chanute, Kans." engraved in bowl. The name "Bea" is engraved in the obverse of the handle.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "Christian Church Utica, Ks."engraved in bowl. Obverse of the handle bears the State Seal.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1900 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "Soda Ash Plant. Hutchinson, Kans." in bowl. Handle bears the State Seal on the obverse and an image of the State Capitol on the reverse.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "City Hospital. Independence, Kan." engraved in bowl.


Commemorative spoon

Commemorative spoon
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Sterling commemorative spoon. Scene of the "Cigar Factory Marysville, Kans." engraved in bowl. Charles F. Pusch founded his cigar factory in Marysville in 1872, and by 1887 they were the third largest manufacturer in Kansas. They operated into the 1920s.


Fred Harvey iced tea spoon

Fred Harvey iced tea spoon
Creator: Meriden Britannia Company
Date: between 1925 and 1940
This silver iced tea spoon was made by the Meriden Britannia Company. The pattern name is "Cromwell," popular with the Fred Harvey Company and many railroads. This spoon is engraved with the "Fred Harvey" name on the handle. It was given to the Museum by Joan George, who worked for Fred Harvey at both the Bisonte Harvey House in Hutchinson and the Topeka Harvey House and lunch counter.


Fred Harvey serving spoon

Fred Harvey serving spoon
Creator: International Silver Company
Date: between 1915 and 1925
This silver serving spoon was made by the International Silver Company. The pattern name is "Cromwell," popular with the Fred Harvey Company and many railroads. This spoon is engraved with the "Fred Harvey" name on the handle. It was given to the Museum by Joan George, who worked for Fred Harvey at both the Bisonte Harvey House in Hutchinson and the Topeka Harvey House and lunch counter.


Fred Harvey soup spoon

Fred Harvey soup spoon
Creator: Fred Harvey
Date: 1912
This is a silver-plated spoon. This spoon and other similar silverware were used in restaurants, called "Harvey Houses," established in 1876 by Fred Harvey of Leavenworth, Kansas. Harvey opened this chain of restaurants along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway as a better alternative to the pre-existing food service on trains and in trackside restaurants. Harvey's restaurants offered quality dining, settings, and service from Harvey Girls, the first female workforce in America. Similar establishments were erected in nearly every railroad town in the country - 30 of which were in Kansas. By catering to customers with loyal service and good food, "Harvey Houses" paved the way for food service and customer service industries throughout the United States.


McCoy spoon

McCoy spoon
Creator: Robert Keyworth
Date: between 1830 and 1834
This spoon belonged to Christina Polke McCoy, wife of Baptist minister and missionary, Isaac McCoy. Christina Polke was born in Kentucky in 1787. She married Isaac McCoy in 1803. The McCoys spent thirty years in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Indian Territory (now Kansas and Oklahoma) as missionaries to the American Indians living in those areas. In 1828, the United States government sent McCoy to survey lands west of the Mississippi River to determine whether tribes from the east could be resettled there. His report provided information used to draft the Indian Removal Act of 1830. The McCoys remained in the area that would become Kansas City for the next decade, continuing their missionary work. In 1842, Isaac returned to Kentucky, where he died four years later. Christina lived in a house built for her by her son in Kansas City until her death in 1850.


Serving spoon

Serving spoon
Creator: Hall & Elton
Date: between 1862 and 1864
A German silver dinner spoon in the plain tipped handle pattern, dating from between 1862 and 1870. Manufactured by Hall & Elton of Wallingford, Connecticut. The donor's father, Winfield Scott Chapman, served with Company F of the 16th Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. Chapman may have acquired the spoon when his regiment was stationed in Atlanta from June 8th to September 8th 1864. He used it until his regiment mustered out on July 19, 1865.


Spoon

Spoon
Creator: Rogers Brothers
Date: between 1850 and 1871
Large steel serving spoon melted during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. A massive fire destroyed four square miles of downtown Chicago on October 8-10, 1871, killing hundreds of people. The intense heat was known to melt low-grade metals. This spoon displays signs of fire exposure, including surface discoloration and stone fragments imbedded in the melted metal.


Spoon

Spoon
Creator: Rogers Brothers
Date: between 1850 and 1871
Eleven steel serving spoons melted together during the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. A massive fire destroyed four square miles of downtown Chicago on October 8-10, 1871, killing hundreds of people. The intense heat was known to melt low-grade metals. These spoons display signs of fire exposure, including surface discoloration and stone fragments imbedded in the melted metal.


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