Gorham Manufacturing Company

  • American

The Gorham Company, founded by Jabez Gorham in 1831 in Providence, Rhode Island, began by manufacturing teaspoons and other small silver articles. In 1865, a separate ecclesiastical department was organized. Small bronzes were made by Gorham, ca 1860, but it was not until 1885 that the first large noneccelastical sculpture was made (Frederick Kohlhagen's Civil War monument, "The Skirmisher"). The Bronze Division was started ca 1890. Some of the sculptors whose works have been cast by the Division include: Cyrus Dallin, Daniel Chester French, Harriet Frishmuth, Anna Hyatt Huntington, Alexander P Proctor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and Mahonri Young. - Smithsonian

Notable Position Person From To
Traveling Salesman Winfield Scott Lovecraft 1889 1893

Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1893/00/00 Gorham Manufacturing Company uses 30,000 ounces of sterling silver to cast Bartholdi's statue of "Columbus" to be displayed in the Manufactures Building at the Columbian Exposition. Foundry Statue of Christopher Columbus Providence Providence, RI World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago
1895/00/00 A large ornately carved pulpit was installed in the chancel as a memorial to its second Rector, the Rev Phillips Brooks and a large brass and bronze lectern made by the Gorham Company of New York is placed in the chancel in memory of Joel B Morehouse. Craftsman Church of the Holy Trinity Philadelphia, PA
1897/05/00 The 11x14 foot Shaw Memorial bronze cast is completed at the Gorham Company foundry in Providence, RI, at a cost of $7,000. Foundry Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial Boston Establishment of the Shaw Memorial
1909/00/00 Presented by the late Col Robert Means Thompson in memory of the Class of 1868, sculpted by Evelyn Beatrice Longman and cast by Roman Bronze Works and Gorham Manufacturing Bronze doors and lintel are installed at Naval Academy Chapel. Foundry Naval Academy Chapel US Naval Academy
1912/04/00 In the spring, the Gorham Manufacturing Co cast Wehn's sculpture of Chief Seattle into bronze using the lost-wax method. Foundry Chief of the Suquamish Seattle Statue Seattle
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