Overall: 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 14 cm ) Silver Weight: 5 oz (troy) 14 dwt (177 g)
Silver presentation compotier; circular spun bowl with a rounded lip set on a high footed stem; weighted; engraved in the bowl, "THE BLIZZARD MEN OF 1888/ BEST STORY OF THE GREAT BLIZZARD/ AWARDED TO/ LENA CADWALADER EVANS/ AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON/ NEW YORK/ 1939."
Gift of Lena Cadwalader Evans
engraved: in bowl: "THE BLIZZARD MEN OF 1888/ BEST STORY OF THE GREAT BLIZZARD/ AWARDED TO/ LENA CADWALADER EVANS/ AT ANNUAL LUNCHEON/ NEW YORK/ 1939" struck: on base: "STERLING/ MFH/ WEIGHTED" and pattern number 857
The Blizzard of 1888 began just after midnight on March 12 and ended approximately twenty-four hours later. The snowfall was worsened by powerful northern gales of up to 60 miles an hour that piled snow in massive drifts. By early morning on the 12th all of the roads and highways had been closed. Hopes of clearing the streets quickly were ruined by a temperture drop that froze most of the snow solid. The total accumulation of snow was over 21 inches.
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