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[[File:LDA 1910 LDAnderson-407x100.jpg|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>1910 L. D. Anderson spoon advertisement</center>]]
[[File:LDA 1910 LDAnderson-407x100.jpg|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>1910 L. D. Anderson spoon advertisement</center>]]
[[File:Anderson.png|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>L. D. Anderson makers' mark</center>]]
[[File:Anderson.png|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>L. D. Anderson makers' mark</center>]]
[[File:SCat element.png|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>Detail <br> L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element <br>pattern 1, spoon front</center>]]
[[File:SCat element.png|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>Detail <br> L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element <br>design 1, spoon front</center>]]


[[File:LD Anderson -2 - Avalon scene detail.jpg|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>Detail <br> L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element <br>pattern 2 detail, back of spoon handle</center>]]
[[File:LD Anderson -2 - Avalon scene detail.jpg|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>Detail 2<br> L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element <br>design 2 detail, back of spoon handle</center>]]




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'''CATALINA SOUVENIR SPOONS: L. D. ANDERSON, READING, PA''' <br>
'''CATALINA SOUVENIR SPOONS: L. D. ANDERSON, READING, PA''' <br>


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.
Louis David Anderson (1876-1945), born in Reading, PA., was a manufacturer of jewelry and souvenir spoons, active 1901-1939. 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 Pattern 1, the Santa Catalina Island element on the top. Only one example of Pattern 2, with the island element on the back, is known—on a spoon engraved San Pedro.  
In addition to Louis Anderson, the other partner was John H. Snyder.  The two men were together for the entire duration of the business.  Of interest to note is that the company changed from manufacturing jewelers to wholesale jewelers around 1935.
 
The Louis D. Anderson firm, (“L.D.A.”) was the only manufacturer, aside from Watson, to produce souvenir spoons with an Avalon Bay scene on the handle. According to Catalina souvenir spoon historian, Harry Merrick, the firm [LDA] made at least two themed spoons with Catalina elements designed in them. Design #1 features a very simplistic Avalon Bay scene on the handle front in a roundel.  The spoon obverse displays the State Seal (w/ Minerva and “Eureka”), “California”, a flower, Avalon Bay and the “Mt. Lowe” railway.  The reverse displays the “Santa Barbara Mission”, a bear, the early 1900s San Francisco “Cliff House” and poppies.  Marked: “LDA”, “Sterling”.  The Avalon scene is a pre-1906 view of the harbor, featuring a single pier in the harbor, Holly Hill House, and the pre-1906 configuration of Sugarloaf Point.
 
They produced spoons with the name of a California city inscribed in the bowl: '''Catalina Island''', Long Beach, '''Los Angeles''', '''Pasadena''', Redlands, '''San Jose''', San Pedro and '''Santa Barbara'''. Each of these eight 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.  
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]]


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L. D. Anderson died in Pinellas, Florida in 1945. He was 68 years old.  
L. D. Anderson died in Pinellas, Florida in 1945. He was 68 years old.  
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[[File:LDA - engraved bowl on art deco pattern.JPG|350px|thumbnail|left|<center>CATALINA IS. BAY</center>]]
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[[File:Anderson spoon.png|450px|thumbnail|center|<center>L. D. Anderson Long Beach-engraved spoon bowl with <br>Santa Catalina Island element</center>]]
[[File:LDA Los Angeles.png|450px|thumbnail|center|<center>L. D. Anderson Los Angeles-engraved spoon bowl <br>with Santa Catalina Island element<br>Front: Eureka; California; Catalina Island; Mt. Lowe<br>Back: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>5-⅜ inches<br>[original in SCIF archives]  </center>]]
[[File:LDA SAn Jose.png|450px|thumbnail|center|<center>L. D. Anderson San Jose-engraved orange spoon bowl <br>with Santa Catalina Island element<br>Front: Eureka; California; Catalina Island; Mt. Lowe<br>Back: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>5-⅜ inches<br>[original in SCIF archives]  </center>]]


[[File:CatIslCal LDA.png|950px|thumbnail|center|<center>Gold-washed bowl: engraved <span style="color:#0066cc">'''CATALINA ISLAND CAL'''</span><br> Top: oranges <br>Reverse: leaves <br>Maker: L. D. Anderson <br>Length: 5-⅛"<br>[original in SCIF archives: 2020.45] </center>]]
[[File:LDA Los Angeles.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Bowl: engraved <span style="color:#0066cc">'''LOS ANGELES'''</span><br> Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson <br>Length: 5-⅜ "<br>[original in SCIF archives: 2020.35]  </center>]]
[[File:LDA PAsadena.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Bowl: engraved <span style="color:#0066cc">''' ''Pasadena'' '''</span><br> Top: Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson <br>Length: 5-⅜ "<br>[original in SCIF archives: 2021.91]  </center>]]
[[File:1769 Palm Trees.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Bowl: engraved <span style="color:#0066cc">''' OLD PALMS 1797 SAN DIEGO '''</span><br> Top: Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson <br>Length: 5-½" <br>[original in SCIF archives: 2022.35] <br>Two palms planted by Father Junipero Serra of the Portolá expedition<br> in Old Town San Diego are now gone (1957).</center>]]
[[File:SB LDA.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Bowl:  engraved <span style="color:#0066cc">''' ''Santa Barbara'' '''</span> <br>Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 5-⅜ "<br>[original in SCIF archives: 2021.90]  </center>]]




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[[File: LDA CAT.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Citrus spoon bowl:  engraved <span style="color:#0066cc">'''CATALINA ISLAND '''</span><br>Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; '''Catalina Island'''; Mt. Lowe<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 5-⅜ "<br>[original in SCIF archives: 2021.92 ]  </center>]]


[[File:CatIslCal LDA.png|450px|thumbnail|center|<center>Catalina Island Cal <br>engraved L. D. Anderson gold-washed spoon bowl<br>5-"<br>[original in SCIF archives] </center>]]
[[File:LDA SAn Jose.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Citrus spoon bowl:  engraved <span style="color:#0066cc">'''SAN JOSE '''</span><br>Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 5-"<br>[original in SCIF archives: 2020.42] </center>]]




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[[File:LDA Indian.png|950px|thumbnail|center|<center>Bowl: engraved "CATALINA ISLAND CAL" <br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 3-½"<br>[original in SCIF archives: 2020.41] </center>]]
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[[File:LDA San Diego.png|950px|thumbnail|center|<center> Bowl: embossed with "U.S. Grant Hotel San Diego, Cal."<br>handle verso with Design Detail 2  <br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 5-¾"<br>[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection; 2021.82.AK ] </center>]]
[[File:LDA back element.png|950px|thumbnail|center|<center><br>handle verso with Design Detail 2  <br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 5-¾"<br>[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection] </center>]]
[[File:LDA fork.png|950px|thumbnail|center|<center>Fork: engraved "Catalina Island" <br>handle verso with Design Detail 2  <br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 6-¼"<br>[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection; 2021.62.AK] </center>]]


[[File:LDA Indian.png|350px|thumbnail|center|<center>Catalina Island Cal <br>engraved L. D. Anderson demitasse spoon bowl<br>3.5"<br>[original in SCIF archives] </center>]]
[[File:LDA fork verso.png|950px|thumbnail|center|<center>Fork: handle verso with Design Detail 2 (center)<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: <br>[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection] </center>]]

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1910 L. D. Anderson spoon advertisement
L. D. Anderson makers' mark
Detail
L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element
design 1, spoon front
Detail 2
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 1901-1939. 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.

In addition to Louis Anderson, the other partner was John H. Snyder. The two men were together for the entire duration of the business. Of interest to note is that the company changed from manufacturing jewelers to wholesale jewelers around 1935.

The Louis D. Anderson firm, (“L.D.A.”) was the only manufacturer, aside from Watson, to produce souvenir spoons with an Avalon Bay scene on the handle. According to Catalina souvenir spoon historian, Harry Merrick, the firm [LDA] made at least two themed spoons with Catalina elements designed in them. Design #1 features a very simplistic Avalon Bay scene on the handle front in a roundel. The spoon obverse displays the State Seal (w/ Minerva and “Eureka”), “California”, a flower, Avalon Bay and the “Mt. Lowe” railway. The reverse displays the “Santa Barbara Mission”, a bear, the early 1900s San Francisco “Cliff House” and poppies. Marked: “LDA”, “Sterling”. The Avalon scene is a pre-1906 view of the harbor, featuring a single pier in the harbor, Holly Hill House, and the pre-1906 configuration of Sugarloaf Point.

They produced spoons with the name of a California city inscribed in the bowl: Catalina Island, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Redlands, San Jose, San Pedro and Santa Barbara. Each of these eight 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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Gold-washed bowl: engraved CATALINA ISLAND CAL
Top: oranges
Reverse: leaves
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅛"
[original in SCIF archives: 2020.45]
Bowl: engraved LOS ANGELES
Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE
Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅜ "
[original in SCIF archives: 2020.35]
Bowl: engraved Pasadena
Top: Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE
Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅜ "
[original in SCIF archives: 2021.91]
Bowl: engraved OLD PALMS 1797 SAN DIEGO
Top: Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE
Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-½"
[original in SCIF archives: 2022.35]
Two palms planted by Father Junipero Serra of the Portolá expedition
in Old Town San Diego are now gone (1957).
Bowl: engraved Santa Barbara
Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; CATALINA ISLAND; MT. LOWE
Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅜ "
[original in SCIF archives: 2021.90]


Citrus spoon bowl: engraved CATALINA ISLAND
Top: Eureka; CALIFORNIA; Catalina Island; Mt. Lowe
Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 5-⅜ "
[original in SCIF archives: 2021.92 ]
Citrus 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 "
[original in SCIF archives: 2020.42]


Bowl: engraved "CATALINA ISLAND CAL"
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length: 3-½"
[original in SCIF archives: 2020.41]



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; 2021.82.AK ]

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; 2021.62.AK]
Fork: handle verso with Design Detail 2 (center)
Maker: L. D. Anderson
Length:
[original in SCIF archives: Kwiat Collection]