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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 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.

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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