Day 3 – The Salem Witch Spoon

Behold! The proto-tacky spoon! Designed by Daniel Low and manufactured by the Durgin Company in Salem Massachusetts, the Salem Witch spoon is considered to have started the souvenir spoon collecting craze that swept through America in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Small spoon with the word Salem and the depiction of a witch on the handle.

This is the first pattern of the Salem Witch spoon, released in 1891. It proved so popular that the Gorham Silver Company hired Low to design another version of the spoon for them. This “second pattern” of the witch spoon was released in 1892. I don’t own that one. Yet.