|My grandfather, Paul H Elgin, May 1903|
He designed roundhouses.
Once he was sent to South Africa to supervise the building of a new roundhouse. When the project was finished, he and another fellow with whom he had become friends, traveled to England, via Palestine. The name of the ship is lost to our family history, but I have the cup he brought back. Since he died long before I was born and his wife, my grandmother, when I was only 4, I don't know much more about the trip. I do know they married shortly after his return.
|My grandmother, Matilda Wetzlau Elgin|
I know it isn't a tea cup, but I thought it was interesting all the same.