On March 28, 1652, my 9th great uncle, Samuel Sewall, was born in Bishopstoke, Hampshire, England.
Although he was known for many short stories, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s first novel, The Scarlet Letter, was first published on this day in 1850.
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. This is the first pattern of the Salem Witch spoon, released in 1891. It […]