This is a Sterling Silver Souvenir Spoon of the "1903 Louisiana Purchase Exposition". It measures 5 7/8" in length. It is a Great Historical Sterling Spoon that is in fine condition. It has an embossed picture showing the Festival Hall and Cascades Exhibit at the Fair.
The Front of the Handle:
It has 1803 on one end and 1903 on the other end and shows a Mountain with a River in front of it, Buffalo's with the Rising Sun behind them, and Indians fighting a group of Soldiers and a Wagon Train with a group of Pioneers guiding the Horse Team and walking along with his Rifle and behind the wagon, there is a Train, a Steam Engine. It has a River running in front of everything and has a Canoe with a Paddle and a Fishing Pole.
The back of the Handle:
It has a Square Ruler with an E in it for the M.Eisenstadt Jewelry Co. St Louis, Missouri. The M. Eisenstadt Company which is listed as a wholesale distributor of silverware and jewelry. It was founded in 1853 by Michael Gabriel Eisenstadt. It first appeared in St Louis directory in 1866. From 1904 it is listed as M. Eisenstadt Manufacturing Co., and from 1908 on, they are listed as manufacturers of jewelry, jobbers of watches and importers of diamonds in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's, they are listed as M. Eisenstadt Mfg Co. and they are still in business as M. Eisenstadt, wholesale jewelry. Their Logo of a capitol E sitting on a Carpenter's square - the "E" on the square, " stood for straight-forward, honest dealings and has been used by the firm since the 1880's.
It has the words "Official St Louis / Louisiana . Purchase .Exposition. / and has the signature of " A. B. Stevens, Sec'y".
On the back of the handle, near the top it has:
1904 and is marked Sterling.
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