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Chasing Silver: the Story of Gorham
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Chasing Silver: The Story of Gorham traces the fascinating and varied history of the Gorham Manufacturing Company based in Providence, Rhode Island. Established in 1831 as a small silversmithing enterprise, the company grew to become a global titan of silver manufacturing. The three-part documentary series takes an intimate look at the people and historical events that led Gorham on a tumultuous ride through soaring prosperity and devastating hardship. 

CHASING SILVER: THE STORY OF GORHAM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 6 PM

A small manufacturing company in Providence, Rhode Island, makes bold, innovative strides at the height of the American Industrial Revolution. A pioneering son transforms his father’s silver company from a one-horse operation into an industrial, multi-million-dollar enterprise. New mass production methods lead to prosperity and growth, even as the company weathers the hardships of the Civil War.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/09/2022 @ 6 PM

CHASING SILVER: THE STORY OF GORHAM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 6 PM

After Gorham loses its visionary leader, a young, ambitious sales executive guides the company into its golden age. A state-of-the-art silver manufacturing plant is built in the Elmwood section of Providence, and the Martelé line is launched to overwhelming critical acclaim. As World War I rages, Gorham adapts to survive.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/16/2022 @ 6 PM

CHASING SILVER: THE STORY OF GORHAM
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 6 PM

In the wake of war and economic disaster, Gorham grapples with an uncertain future. As the country prepares for a second World War, the company turns to munitions contracts to stay afloat. New designers leave their mark on the Gorham silver brand, while a climate of hostile takeovers and corporate mergers leave Gorham on unstable ground.

 

  • WTVP-HD 47.1 - Sun, 10/23/2022 @ 6 PM