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Paul Lemieux

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A small 4" x 6" booklet that was evidently a souvenir of Gorham's booth in the 1904 World's Fair. It is about 30 pages long. The cover is rather bland in appearance, perhaps it made a nice contrast to the dazzling wares actually on display and illustrated within. The contents are printed on thick, gilt-edge paper. There are several exquisite engravings inside (they look murky in the images because of sheets of tissue paper, on which are printed captions for the illustration). The text, naturally, is largely self-promotional. I didn't scan every page.

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Paul Lemieux

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2006 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul Lemieux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Are the whereabouts of pieces like the inlaid table known today?

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William Hood

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2006 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for William Hood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great find, Paul.

Hope someone can answer your question re the inlaid table.

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Ulysses Dietz

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The inlaid table shown here is in the collection of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum (RISD) in Providence, RI. It is splendid-but I'm not sure if it is on display all the time. Gorham did another great, all silver dressing table and bench, for their Martele line, which is in the Dallas Museum.

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