#365 Gettysburg Relic Desk Set by John Good
This Gettysburg Relic Desk Set was made by John Good an early known creator of these souvenir desk sets from about 1894 to 1910. He was a Gettysburg furniture making located on Race Horse Alley. Good, along with the established Joel Danner, filled the gap in the Veteran and tourist souvenir trade after the death of Edward Woodward in 1894.
To the left: 1 ½” canister ball; round and minie balls; and union eagle button. The center: original glass ink well; bayonet piece to rear; and Williams clean-out minie to the front. And to the right: piece of shell shrapnel; fired minies; dropped Confederate Gardner bullet; and South Carolina button.
Set is a recognized product of John Good in untouched condition/patina, and all pieces have been together since the beginning. This one has more relics than some other Good examples.
Wood base measure approximately 6 x 3 ¾ x 1 inch with typical beveled front.
Desirable early Gettysburg Relic Desk Set that were widely popular from after the battle into the early 1900’s.