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Catalog Number 2008.4.1
Object Name Trophy
Other Name Silver Wash Stand Boot Trophy
Description Silverized, engraved boot. Related documentation describes this object as having "belonged to Mr. Apsley and is a silver facsimile of a rubber boot [and was presented] at a Banquet and Ball with 600 guests in the Opera House [including] international guests from the countries receiving Apsley products." Engravings on sides of boot read "Presented to Hon. L.D. Apsley by the Employees of the Apsley Rubber Co. Oct 31, 1900" and "Apsley Rubber Co. Washstand Boot." Engraving on botton of boot reads "Apsley Rubber Co. Hudson Mass." For more details on the presentation of this trophy, including Apsley's acceptance speech upon receiving it, see November 2, 1900 article entitled "Ball and Banquet in Honor of L.D. Apsley and His Employees" on pp 1 & 4 found in bound volume entitled Hudson News Vol. 2, 1900-01.

Date 1900
Credit line Gift of Mr. Harriman Reardon