Is it possible to date souvenir spoons?
My paternal grandmother was an opera singer who collected spoons in her travels around the U.S. Some of them are dated in the 1890s (for instance, Actors Fund Fair, 1892), and I think she acquired the majority of them in that decade. But some probably came later. Several of them aren't souvenir spoons, actually. I'm in the process of cleaning them (a once-a-year event), and I just noticed one of them is a Tiffany pattern.
I'm definitely NOT selling any of them, but when my granddaughter inherits them someday I'd like her to know a little more specifically what she has.
I'm going to photograph them individually, and I'll be glad to post them on the forum if anyone would like to see. I've always been fascinated with them.