Historic souvenirs on display

Photo by JESSIE SALISBURY A collection of Lyndeborough souvenir glass is on display at the J.A. Tarbell Library.

LYNDEBOROUGH – At some point in the early 1900s, glass and china souvenirs of Lyndeborough were offered.

Several of them are now on loan to the Historical Society from David Schmidt and Betty Schmidt Riendeau. They believe the items belonged to their grandmother Alice Cheever Schmidt.

The items include a china dish with a picture labeled “Birdseye view of So. Lyndeboro.” It was made in Austria by the Wheelock Co. for R.N. Putnam. Roy Putnam was the postmaster, and he operated the village store from 1897-1920. The souvenirs were probably sold at the store.

The glass pieces include a cup and a hatchet, both labeled “souvenir of So. Lyndeboro.” A cranberry glass vase with the name “Alice” was owned by Alice Schmidt.

The items are on display at the J.A. Tarbell Library.

– JESSIE SALISBURY

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