9.Tiffany-Made Trowel for Carnegie Hall

When Louise Carnegie laid the cornerstone of Carnegie Hall in 1890 she used a silver trowel designed by Tiffany and Co.. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the concert hall, a reproduction of that trowel was made, again by Tiffany’s. The anniversary trowel is on display at the Museum of the City of New York while the original is at the Carnegie Birthplace Museum.

The trowel is decorated with curvy flourishes and an inscription that reads “With this trowel Mrs. Andrew Carnegie laid the cornerstone of the new Music Hall Building Southeast Corner 57th Street & Seventh Avenue New York, New York 1890.”