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Good Luck Mother plaque trivet

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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? Her unidentified portrait is possibly by Josephus Hacker, listed under Photographers in the Chicago City Directory at this address for the year 1894.

3 comments on “Good Luck Mother plaque trivet

  1. Ej
    May 13, 2016

    Now you wonder why the handshake if you were telling your mother good luck?


    • Lynn Rosack
      May 13, 2016

      Good question EJ. I do know the fraternal handshake was a familiar symbol used by the Odd Fellows, Masons and other fraternal groups in the 19th century.


  2. marianbeaman
    May 8, 2016

    Appropriate choice for Mother’s Day!


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