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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 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.  
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LDA also engraved "Catalina Island Cal" in the bowls of stock pattern spoons. In addition, they also produced shell jewelry and items.  
  
 
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Revision as of 15:41, 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
Detail
L. D. Anderson Santa Catalina Island element
pattern 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 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 pattern 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]



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]