Shaker, powder
1920 Approximate
Powder Shaker. Material: ceramic, cork. Size: 2 3/8" diameter x 4 1/4" H. Description: white porcelain, blue and white hand painted flowers encircle base and top; base flares out at bottom; thirteen sprinkling holes in top; cork inserted into hole in bottom; green backstamp (tentative decipher): "O & E.G. Royal, Austria"; handpainted initials on bottom: "M.E.H." This item has also been described as a hatpin holder.
Women's Accessories.Donor is granddaughter of the Biermans. Bierman Collection: Bernie Bierman was a football coach at the University of Minnesota for the Golden Gophers. Bernie Bierman was the grandson of a Waseca County pioneer, Heinrich F. Bierman. In 1855, Heinrich made a claim in sections 13, in Wilton and 18 in Otisco where he lived until December 22, 1882, when he was accidentally killed by a fall from a wagon. His wife and five children lived in Waseca after his death. Luella and Marguerite Herbst are the granddaughters of Mr. and Mrs. Heinrich Bierman, and the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Herbst. Mrs. Herbst was Elizabeth Bierman. They also donated items from Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Perrin. Mrs. Perrin was their aunt, Emma Bierman. A reference to a child's dress worn by "Harlow" is also referenced in a letter from Clara Bierman to Luella and Marguerite Bierman in 1975.