The Lafayette Spoon
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This week's Sepia Saturday prompt reminded me of a post card in my collection. It's actually an advertisement for a company called Towle Silversmiths. It shows a spoon they featured called the Lafayette spoon named for the french General of Revolutionary War fame. It shows a woman kissing a man as a refection on the spoon itself.
Towle Silversmiths was a mainstay in the city of Newburyport, Massachusetts from the 1800's to the 1990's. They made many famous patterns of silver. The company's name still lives on but manufacturing is done by other names.
The postcard was addressed to a Miss Sophia T. Anthony,
15 Bay St, New Bedford, Mass. Postmarked from Philadelphia PA. February 22, 1910 aT 1:30pm.
Dear Sister Anthony: This sister appreciates your good will and because you feel she has been of some benefit is glad. She acknowledges the pleasure your valentine afforded her, also, tis cute. Here's to your future good fortune. Fraternally Yours, Sister Lucy G.B. Colby