A nicely detailed spoon commemorating the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY. The bowl contains two female figures, with an Art Nouveau styling, forming the Western Hemisphere logo associated with the Exposition. The handle is decorated with well struck images of a buffalo and a Native American figure. The back of the spoon contains an image of nearby Niagra Falls, a community that had tried to land the Exposition. The back of the spoon is marked with the words 'Official' and 'Sterling Pat', with an S mark with stars. It also has the name American Souvenir Company and Buffalo NY markings.
The Exposition, which was postponed from an earlier date due to the Spanish American War, was a showcase for Buffalo, and was lit with electricity generated from the plants at Niagra Falls. Sadly, it was marred by the assassination of President William McKinley.
The spoon measures 5 1/2inches in length and weighs over23 grams.