Aug 4
—Dec 18, 2016

From Teaspoons to Titanic: Recent Acquisitions


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave.
Manhattan, NY 10029


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From deck chairs from the RMS Titanic to Jan Staller's 1976 exploration of the Miller Highway, abandoned three years prior, this exhibit celebrates the breadth of the Museum's collection. In addition to the chair, one of ten known and authenticated chairs surviving from the wreck, the exhibit is highlighted by New York City-centric collection of souvenir spoons was produced during the “souvenir spoon craze” that lasted for sixty years from the 1880s to the 1940s. Among the spoon's subjects are the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Pennsylvania Station, Grant’s Tomb, and individuals like minister and social reformer Henry Ward Beecher. 


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