Monthly Archives: October 2013

Footsteps on the Stairs

In the second half of the 19th Century, Hartford, Connecticut was home to many of the early pioneers of American silver plate manufacturing.  Researching the history of several of these companies, I’ve learned quite a bit about the history of … Continue reading

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Waiter, would you serve the nuts…

I mean, would you serve the guests the nuts? The dialogue in “The Thin Man” is fast.  The banter between Nick and Nora is priceless.  And some of the quotes from this movie are gems.  This is one of them.  All of … Continue reading

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William A. Jameson and William A. Rogers

Lets start around 1880 at a toy business  on Vesey Street in New York City associated with a James W. Smith and a William A. Rogers. William lives at 158 Dean Street in Brooklyn. In the NY City Directory of 1886 he … Continue reading

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Hey Diddle Diddle

I was recently contacted by someone who had been researching the mark on the back of a piece of flatware.  The mark was “Conn. S.P. Co.”.  She came across my blog post on Ladies Home Journal silver plated ware offered as … Continue reading

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Pteridomania: Fern Fever

I intended to write a short but sweet post on the “fern dish” which was very popular in the United States from the 1890’s into the first few decades of the twentieth century.  But then, being the research nut that … Continue reading

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