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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-25-2013 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Medallion demitasse spoon with a woman's face, marked only STERLING. Who is she? A prominent Quaker or Shaker, maybe? Anyone know?

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wev
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iconnumber posted 02-25-2013 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for wev     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Priscilla Alden? There were others of her, I seem to remember.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-25-2013 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe, but doesn't this face look a little old to be "the loveliest maiden of Plymouth"?

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salmoned

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2013 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for salmoned     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Abraham Lincoln in drag.

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Kayvee

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iconnumber posted 02-26-2013 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kayvee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What about Old Mother Hubbard? First published in 1805 and supposedly one of the most popular rhymes of the nineteenth century.

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Scott Martin
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iconnumber posted 02-26-2013 11:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott Martin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For me the Old Mother Hubbard idea works.

I did go looking for Priscilla Alden and found a write up and a photo which bears some resemblance to the spoon image.

quote:

My lineage from JOHN ALDEN and
PRISCILLA MULLINS
through their daughter REBECCA's line

14082. John Alden, born Abt. 1598 in England; died September 12, 1687 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. He married 14083. Priscilla Mullins Abt. 1623 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

7041. Rebecca Alden, born Bet. 1643 - 1649; died Bet. 1696 - 1722. She was the daughter of 14082. John Alden and 14083. Priscilla Mullins.

3520. Jonathan Delano, born December 1675 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died January 06, 1765 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was the son of 7040. Thomas Delano and 7041. Rebecca Alden. He married 3521. Hannah Doty January 12, 1698/99 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1760. Amaziah Delano, born August 07, 1709 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died August 05, 1790 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts. He was the son of 3520. Jonathan Delano and 3521. Hannah Doty. He married 1761. Ruth S. Samson January 08, 1729/30 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts.

880. Ezekiel Delano, born December 19, 1731 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died Bet. 1794 - 1800 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine. He was the son of 1760. Amaziah Delano and 1761. Ruth S. Samson. He married 881. Martha Chandler September 14, 1755 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine.

440. Amaziah Delano, born June 16, 1758 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine; died June 22, 1851 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine. He was the son of 880. Ezekiel Delano and 881. Martha Chandler. He married 441. Margaret Austin June 16, 1782 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine.

220. William Delano, born June 14, 1786 in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine; died April 25, 1875 in Sodus Center, Wayne, New York. He was the son of 440. Amaziah Delano and 441. Margaret Austin. He married 221. Eleanor D. Libby October 15, 1805 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine.

110. William Delano, born February 18, 1805 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine; died August 03, 1879 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. He was the son of 220. William Delano and 221. Eleanor D. Libby. He married 111. Abigail Cobb Hill November 09, 1827 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine.

55. Julia Asenath Delano (pictured), born April 11, 1840 in Troy, Cumberland, Maine; died November 08, 1892 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She was the daughter of 110. William Delano and 111. Abigail Cobb Hill.

27. Clara Florena Smith, born June 03, 1859 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine; died July 10, 1882 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She was the daughter of 54. Henry Normand Smith and 55. Julia Asenath Delano.

13. Clara Florena Gatchell, born May 31, 1882 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine; died April 22, 1963 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. She was the daughter of 26. Frank Hurbert Gatchell and 27. Clara Florena Smith.

6. Roy Edwin Jordan, born January 23, 1901 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine; died September 19, 1980 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine. He was the son of 12. William Edward Jordan and 13. Clara Florena Gatchell. He married 7. Jennie Maybelle Staples January 01, 1919 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.

3. Marian Jennie Jordan, born February 15, 1928 in Brewer, Penobscot, Maine; died March 12, 1995 in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida. She was the daughter of 6. Roy Edwin Jordan and 7. Jennie Maybelle Staples.

1. Patricia Jeanne Haldane, born March 30, 1958 in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan. She was the daughter of 2. Robert Haldane, Jr. and 3. Marian Jennie Jordan. She married (1) Andrew Michael Kannas November 01, 1986 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California. He was born September 28, 1959 in Vienna, Austria. He was the son of Michael Alajos Kannas and Grace Jozsa.



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jersey

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iconnumber posted 02-27-2013 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Polly, Just a guess but could she possibly be Sojourner Truth?

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dragonflywink

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iconnumber posted 02-27-2013 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for dragonflywink     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kept wondering about that mob-cap - suspect Jersey has it...

~Cheryl

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-27-2013 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, interesting!! I bet you're right. The clothing and general shape of the face are right. The nose and lips look a little thin and Caucasian, and the chin is a little more prominent than in the photo and engraving, but otherwise it does look just like the photos.

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 02-27-2013 11:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An online search for "Sojourner Truth spoon" turns up only the place setting devoted to her in the Judy Chicago piece "The Dinner Party" in the Brooklyn Museum:


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ellabee

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iconnumber posted 03-11-2013 11:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ellabee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think she is Lucretia Mott, a Quaker feminist, abolitionist, and activist. She was one of the members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting who helped bring Swarthmore College into existence.

[This message has been edited by ellabee (edited 03-11-2013).]

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 03-11-2013 11:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ellabee, yes! The face on the spoon does look much more images of Lucretia Mott.

Thank you!

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 03-12-2013 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job, that is her. Sold by James Foulke Jersey City N.J. for $1.00 plain bowl & $1.50 Gold bowl. Made to benefit the Young Friends Aid Association of New York. It was designed for & made for this group as a souvenir of their Fair Nov. 18 1892.

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jersey

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iconnumber posted 03-12-2013 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jersey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello Scott!

Thank you again as always for putting the image in.

Have a great St. Patrick's Day!

Jersey

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Polly

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iconnumber posted 03-13-2013 09:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Polly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You guys are AMAZING. Thank you for identifying her and finding that ad!

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