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Object Name: Teaspoon

Object ID: 2006.002.08

Place of Origin: Meriden, CT

Date: 1890 circa

Description: Teaspoon, silver plate. Fin and fiddle form. Slender double swell handle with upturned round end and short (1/4") midrib on front. Slightly flared rounded fins; egg-shaped bowl. Handle engraved "G.D.S." (for Guilford Dudley Stratton, manager of the Alpine House from 1882 to 1905.) Stamped or cast in upper-case roman letters, "C.ROGERS&BROS.A1", within a plain rectangle.

Material: Metal

Dimensions: W-1.187 L-5.937 inches

Provenance: Spoon has the engraved initials of Guilford Dudley Stratton (c.1845-1934). G.D. Stratton, and his wife -- Evalina Louise Wing, b. Waterville, ME, 1851; d. Laconia, NH, 1926; m. Guilford Dudley Stratton (1845-1934) in Mattawaumkeag, ME, 1873 -- ran the Alpine House (Mount Madison House), Gorham, NH, 1882-1905.

First Alpine House (White Mountain Station House), Gorham, NH, 1850-1872. Second Alpine House (Mount Madison House), 1875-1967.

Credit Line: Gift of Ann W. Stewart

People: Stratton, Guilford Dudley (1845 or 43-1934)

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