Gorham Manufacturing Company
Gorham Manufacturing Company (American, 1831-present)
Design for a Christmas Advertisement
48.3 x 30.5 cm (19 x 12 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
In black ink, printed at center, some in script, "Christmas / WHEN THE GIFTS ARE OPENED / ON the morning of Christmas Day, and through the years that / follow, the true spirit of love or friendship which prompted the / selection is reflected both in the happy face of the favored one and in / the lustrous beauty of the silver gift. And thus it is that silver -- / whether it be a tea service, a spoon, a pitcher, a cigarette case, or what / not from the field of choice -- has come to stand as the useful, en / during token of those tenderest thoughts which Christmas symbolizes. / GORHAM SILVERWARE / The Mark of Distinction / [Gorham marks] / STERLING". In lower right corner of the image "EDW. R. / WILSON".
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Lenox, Incorporated
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