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
Postcard: CrazyasaCoolFox


Sharon said…
That is great. So much better than most advertising today! It is creative and interesting and obvious.
Postcardy said…
The style of the message seems so formal and stilted that I though maybe they were religious sisters. But that doesn't seem to fit with the subject of the card or the title "Miss" in the address.
Alan Burnett said…
Love the picture, I have never seen one like that before. I have to agree with Sharon, it beats most modern adverts.
Kathy said…
That is a really creative advertisement.
How wonderful. You found a perfect photo for the prompt!
Too bad today's advertisers don't tilt to the subtle side once in a while. I'm tired of being screamed at!
Bob Scotney said…
The understated ones are always best.

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