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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>]]
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[[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>]]
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[[File:LD Anderson -2 - Avalon scene detail.jpg|350px|thumbnail|right|<center>Detail <br> L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element <br>design 2 detail, back of spoon handle</center>]]
  
  
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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 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 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.  
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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.  
 
LDA also engraved '''Catalina Island Cal''' in the bowl of stock 'oranges' pattern spoons. In addition, they also produced shell jewelry and items.  
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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:Bay first LDA.jpg|350px|thumbnail|left|<center>BAY CATALINA IS. </center>]]
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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>]]
 
  
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[[File:LDA Los Angeles.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Bowl: engraved "Los Angeles"<br> Top: Eureka; California; '''Catalina Island'''; Mt. Lowe<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson <br>Length: 5-⅜ inches<br>[original in SCIF archives]  </center>]]
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[[File:LDA SAn Jose.png|650px|thumbnail|center|<center>Orange spoon bowl:  engraved "San Jose" <br>Top: Eureka; California; '''Catalina Island'''; Mt. Lowe<br>Reverse: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson<br>Length: 5-⅜ inches<br>[original in SCIF archives]  </center>]]
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[[File:CatIslCal LDA.png|950px|thumbnail|center|<center>Gold-washed bowl: engraved "Catalina Island Cal"<br>Maker: L. D. Anderson <br>Length: 5-⅛"<br>[original in SCIF archives] </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: 3.5"<br>[original in SCIF archives] </center>]]
  
[[File:CatIslCal LDA.png|450px|thumbnail|center|<center>Catalina Island Cal <br>engraved L. D. Anderson gold-washed spoon bowl<br>5-⅛"<br>[original in SCIF archives] </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] </center>]]
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[[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>]]
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[[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] </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>]]
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[[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
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]