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Library Souvenir Spoons

Souvenir spoons are a common collectible.  The first patent for a souvenir spoon in the U. S. was granted in 1881.  The Library of Congress building completed in 1897 was one of the first libraries to appear on a souvenir spoon. The spoon below was offered on eBay.

Below are a few library souvenir spoons from my limited collection.  They depict the following libraries: Boston Public Library; Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, WI; Racine Public Library, Milwaukee Public Library; Carnegie Library of Pittsburg; Carnegie Library, Marshfield, MD; Chicago Public Library.

 

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