Collecting, cleaning, displaying, researching, and appreciating TRIVETS and related go-withs!
Good Luck Mother ~ cast iron, 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8” without feet. On face: GOOD LUCK MOTHER. On reverse: D 93 and the letters JMC. Cast through the top as evidenced by a gate mark. This horseshoe plaque trivet dates to the late 1800s and would have been given as a gift, perhaps at a fraternal lodge ceremony or dinner.
I like to collect photographs from the same era as my trivets. Who among us can escape this lady’s piercing gaze in this 4″ x 6″ cabinet card? Her unidentified portrait is possibly by Josephus Hacker, listed under Photographers in the Chicago City Directory at this address for the year 1894.