CATALINA SOUVENIR SPOONS: L. D. ANDERSON, READING, PA

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1910 L. D. Anderson spoon advertisement
L. D. Anderson makers' mark
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L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element
design 1, spoon front
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L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element
design 2 detail, back of spoon handle


CATALINA SOUVENIR SPOONS: L. D. ANDERSON, READING, PA

Louis David Anderson (1876-1945), born in Reading, PA., was a manufacturer of jewelry and souvenir spoons, active c.1910-c.1944. He learned the jewelry business from his father, Cornelius T. Anderson. For decades, he and is family over-wintered in Florida, hence the large number of Florida souvenir spoons. They also lived in Los Angeles for three years.

According to Catalina souvenir spoon historian, Harry Merrick, the firm [LDA] made at least two themed spoons with Catalina elements designed in them. They produced spoons with the name of a California city inscribed in the bowl: Long Beach, Pasadena, Redlands, San Jose, San Pedro and Los Angeles. Each of these six cities is known on a spoon with Design 1, the Santa Catalina Island element on the top. To date, only one example of Design 2, with the island element on the back, has been observed—on a spoon engraved San Pedro.

LDA also engraved Catalina Island Cal in the bowl of stock 'oranges' pattern spoons. In addition, they also produced shell jewelry and items.


ADDITIONAL L. D. ANDERSON SANTA CATALINA ISLAND SPOONS NOT IN SCIF ARCHIVES



Louis David Anderson (1876-1945) = [1898] Tillie A. Sauers (1873-1950)

1. Katherine Anderson (1900-1901)
2. Helen Mildred Anderson (1904-1995) [Mrs. James E. Nidre, North Wales, Pa.]
3. Dorothy M. Anderson (b. 1907) [Mrs. Dorothy M. Focht, Sayre, Pa.]
4. Florence Louise Anderson (1909-1990) [Mrs. Louise A. Moore, Stafford, Pa.]

L. D. Anderson died in Pinellas, Florida in 1945. He was 68 years old.


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Bowl: engraved "Los Angeles"
Top: Eureka; California; Catalina Island; Mt. Lowe
Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅜ inches
[original in SCIF archives]
Orange spoon bowl: engraved "San Jose"
Top: Eureka; California; Catalina Island; Mt. Lowe
Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅜ inches
[original in SCIF archives]


Gold-washed bowl: engraved "Catalina Island Cal"
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅛"
[original in SCIF archives]


Bowl: engraved "Catalina Island Cal"
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 3.5"
[original in SCIF archives]



Bowl: embossed with "U.S. Grant Hotel San Diego, Cal."
handle verso with Design Detail 2
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-¾"
[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection]

handle verso with Design Detail 2
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-¾"
[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection]
Fork: engraved "Catalina Island"
handle verso with Design Detail 2
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 6-¼"
[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection]
Fork: handle verso with Design Detail 2 (center)
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length:
[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection]