Souvenir spoon depicting a caricature of a boy and an alligator

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Unidentified
Medium
sterling silver
Dimensions
4 1/4 x 7/8 x 1/4 in. (10.8 x 2.2 x 0.6 cm)
Type
spoons
Date
ca. 1900-1930s
Description
A souvenir spoon from Florida. The raised design on the bowl features a flamingo standing next to a tree on a shoreline with the text [FLORIDA]. The design on the front of the handle features a caricature of a boy's face and an alligator, its tail wrapped around the boy's head. The back of the handle features the back of the boy’s head and three palm trees. Raised lettering on the handle, next to a small four-leaf clover, reads [STERLING · THOMAS TUGBY ·]
Topic
African American
Caricature and cartoons
Cooking and dining
Ornamentation
Stereotypes
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Object number
2007.7.39
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
Collection of James M. Caselli and Jonathan Mark Scharer
Classification
Tools and Equipment-Culinary
Exhibition
Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation, 1876-1968
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 2, C 2053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture