Shreve, Racket

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Racket Shreve, a local artist is known for his illustrations and distinguished artwork. Maritime themes are one of his specialties.

The family had English ancestry.

The family's link to the famous jewelry firm, Shreve Crump & Low of Boston began with two Salem-born sons of Isaac and Hannah. Benjamin (b. 1780) settled in Maine and worked with silversmith and jeweler George Choate Shreve. When the California Gold Rush was on, George Choate Shreve (1829-1893) sailed to San Francisco in 1852 and founded the George C. Shreve & Co. jewelry house. Benjamin returned to Salem and organized Shreve, Crump & Low in Boston in 1869. This jewelry firm claims to the "America's Oldest and Finest Jeweler."

See Also

Vertical File in Salem Collection - Shreve, Warren (Racket)

Legendary Locals of Salem ed. Curley, Malcom, Dionne, p. 36-7

"Salem's surprising Shreve" John Goff, Salem Gazette Dec. 4, 2009, p. 4