This unique sterling silver souvenir spoon not only commemorates our first president, George Washington but it also commemorates the company that manufactured this spoon. The spoon was made by Joseph Mayer & Bros. In 1896 brothers Albert and Markus emigrated with their older brother Joseph from Germany to Seattle and started to manufacture gold jewelry and silver items. Seattle had become a boom town, crowded with throngs of people who, upon hearing that gold had been discovered in the Yukon, made the town they're starting off point. Albert and Markus were no exception to the lure of the gold rush except they had no intention of mining for gold, they were going to mine the miners. With Joseph left in charge in Seattle, Albert, and Markus took a steamship north to Alaska and eventually landed in Skagway where business was good. Albert repaired watches, Markus made gold jewelry and Joseph sent them silver flatware and holloware. This spoon reflects their saga. Below the face of George Washington is a steamship followed by a woodsman with an ax standing in front of a Giant Redwood. The top of the back of the spoon starts with the depiction of a waterfall followed by a miner, mining tools, and two salmon. The gold washed bowl is inscribed with the name Pullman Wm. This is truly a unique spoon.
Length: 5 1/4"
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