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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>]]
 
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[[File:Screen Shot 2020-11-06 at 7.07.55 AM.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>]]
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[[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: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>]]
  

Revision as of 15:29, 24 November 2020

1910 L. D. Anderson spoon advertisement
L. D. Anderson makers' mark
Detail
L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element
pattern 1, spoon front


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 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.

LDA also engraved "Catalina Island Cal" in the bowls of stock spoons. In addition, they also produced shell jewelry and items.



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.


L. D. Anderson Long Beach-engraved spoon bowl with
Santa Catalina Island element
L. D. Anderson Los Angeles-engraved spoon bowl
with Santa Catalina Island element
Front: Eureka; California; Catalina Island; Mt. Lowe
Back: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
5-⅜ inches
[original in SCIF archives]
L. D. Anderson San Jose-engraved orange spoon bowl
with Santa Catalina Island element
Front: Eureka; California; Catalina Island; Mt. Lowe
Back: Santa Barbara Mission; Cliff House
5-⅜ inches
[original in SCIF archives]



Detail
L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element
pattern 2 detail, back of spoon handle
Detail
L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element
pattern 2, back of spoon handle
this on a San Pedro-engraved spoon bowl
Catalina Island Cal
engraved L. D. Anderson spoon bowl
5-⅛"



Catalina Island Cal
engraved L. D. Anderson demitasse spoon bowl
3.5"
[original in SCIF archives]