"Great Historic Places to See: 150 Years of Place Settings in the United States" Created by Eda Bierman & Maura Graber

These historically accurate place settings from 1855 to 2005, along with their accompanying stories and menus, were created by me & theme event designer, Eda Bierman. The nine "Great Historic Places to See" were shown at the 2006 "Designs for Dining" fundraiser, held yearly in Palos Verdes Estates.  You can click on any photo to zoom in to get a better look at the menus and cards.

1910's setting (above) was my favorite. Photos shown here were taken at various times throughout the day.  Though we tried to keep them from doing so, some attendees picked up a few of the cards to get a closer look, or moved pieces of the flatware after checking to see who the maker was, and for that reason not all of the setting's pieces are exactly where they should be in the photos.

That's Eda Bierman on the left & I am peeking over her shoulder, as attendees view the settings and read the menus & story cards

1855's Setting

1875's Setting

1910's Setting

1925's Setting

1940's Setting

1955's Setting

1970's Setting

1995's Setting

2005's Setting


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