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Fork from the Rock Rest Tourist Home

Catalog Data

Manufactured by:
International Silver, American, 1898 - 1983  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Medium:
silver on metal
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13/16 × 7 13/16 × 1 1/16 in. (2 × 19.9 × 2.7 cm)
Type:
forks
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
Meriden, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1941-1973
Description:
An International Silver fork from the Rock Rest Tourist Home. The silver-plated fork is from International Silver’s 1847 Rogers Bros. line, Eternally Yours pattern. The neck of the fork is narrow and tapers outwards towards the end of the handle. The handle has raised edges. The design on the tip of the handle is pierced at the center. On either side of the piercing are two stylized cornucopias that terminate in two five petal flowers on either side of a four leaf clover. Molded text on the back of the hand reads [1847 ROGERS BROS], [I S] and [Eternally Yours]. The fork has four tines.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
Object number:
2011.12.59.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown – Restrictions Possible
Rights assessment and proper usage is the responsibility of the user.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Classification:
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5f91fe314-562a-4397-a7f3-981cc7329140
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.12.59.3