Womans Building Columbian Exposition 1893 Worlds Fair sterling silver spoon. One sterling silver figural souvenir spoon celebrating the 1893 Worlds Fair Columbian Exposition, Chicago, IL. The spoon also recognizes Bertha M. Honoré Palmer in profile front and back. The gold washed bow features the Womans Building. The spoon is 6 long, excellent condition and monogrammed Harriet July 20 – 93 on the back of the bowl. The spoon has the Dominick and Haff hallmark, along with Sterling Pat. 1893 on the back of the handle. The spoon weighs 0.77 troy ounces. Nice spoon, crisp details front and back. Born May 22, 1849, Louisville, Kentucky, U. Died May 5, 1918, Osprey, Florida, American socialite remembered especially for her active contributions to womens, artistic, and Chicago civic affairs. Bertha Honoré in 1871 married Potter Palmer, a wealthy merchant who shortly afterward became identified with the Palmer House, one of the nations premier hotels. Her husbands position automatically qualified Palmer for membership in Chicagos social elite. Her own abilities, tact, charm, and high goals won her undisputed leadership. In 1891 Palmer was named chairman of the Board of Lady Managers for the Worlds Columbian Exposition to be held in Chicago two years later. Under her firm guidance the board created a highly effective female presence in the exposition. The Womans Building, designed by Sophia Hayden, featured exhibits from 47 nations, many of them obtained through Palmers personal acquaintance with political leaders and royalty. It was a highlight of the exposition and went far to demonstrate both the achievements of women around the world and the disabilities under which they yet laboured. Palmer was a mainstay of Jane Addamss Hull House settlement, to which she gave both liberal financial and personal support, and from 1892 to 1896 she was a trustee of. She became first vice president of the Chicago Civic Federation (forerunner of the National Civic Federation) on its organization in December 1893. In 1900 she was appointed by President William McKinley the only woman among the U. Commissioners to the Paris Exposition. Palmer was an art collector of note, and she was guided by. To an early appreciation of the Impressionists. From 1910 she devoted much of her time to ranching and farming on her large estate in. Pay particular attention to measurements. We make our best effort to describe all items truthfully and accurately. We describe many of our items as in excellent condition. Please do not confuse that with LIKE NEW, the majority of our items are antique or estate. Please see photos for additional details on the condition of any items. If you are unsure about any of our listings please ask questions. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as “gifts” – US and International government regulations prohibit this. Items must be return within 30 days of receipt. The item “Womans Building Columbian Exposition 1893 Worlds Fair sterling silver spoon” is in sale since Monday, January 20, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (.925)\Souvenir Spoons”. The seller is “fredmapa” and is located in Contoocook, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Composition: Sterling Silver
- Type: Souvenir Spoons