Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs
The Symbolism of the American Eagle in Trivet Designs
By Lynn Rosack
I recently received the following question from a fellow WorthPoint member:
I have a couple Wilton trivets (eagle in wreath w/heart) and I’m interested in the history of the eagle/wreath/heart symbol. Do you have any information on this?
i have a bar that was made by mccray in kendallville indiana. they made ice boxes and know one knows about them making bars. if anyone has any infomation please.
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