My object is a sunflower made of pewter. I was told that it was used in the smoking rooms of the '20's as an ashtray. The petals came off and were used as individual ashtrays. The flower can be displayed as open or closed. It is about 10" long and is in excellent condition. I haven't found any identifying marks.
This is a copy of a poem read at the Social Reunion of the Yale Alumni Association, Washington, D.C. February 22d, 1875. The document continues to say that the poem was also read at The Banquet given to Chief Justice Waite by the Alumni of Yale College, Washington D.C., Monday evening, March 2, 1874 by C. C. Cox, Class of '35. Gibson Brothers, Printers. I bought it at an antique store for $22. The condition is fair, with brown spots and a little fraying around the binding area.