Pickle fork with metal prongs and enameled handle. Handles is white with painted flowers and the following text; SOUVENIR CHICAGO 1893 and AUSTRIA on the bottom of the handle. On reverse: EAT WICHERT'S PICKLES
This souvenir pickle fork, a gift to the museum by Mrs. George Shiller, was one of the many souvenirs that a visitor to the World's Columbian Exposition could obtain as memorabilia.
This souvenir pickle fork is an authentic souvenir from the World's Columbian Exposition. Between May 1st and October 30th 1893, the Exposition attracted nearly 21, 477,212 visitors, including nearly 14 million foreigners. The fair presented American products such as the souvenir pickle fork, along with innovations, culture and chievements as a testimony to the country's social, economic, and technological progress. The "1893"on the souvenir indicates the date of the Exposition, which marked the 400th Anniversery of Christopher Columbus's landing in the New World.