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Art Deco and Depression Era Glass Powder Jars & Puff Boxes
My lifelong love of gorgeous glassware reached its zenith when I discovered a 1990 reference book entitled "Bedroom and Bathroom Glassware of The Depression Years" by Margaret & Ken Whitmyer, and first saw the array of exquisite glass vanity collectibles that are now by far my favorite glass items from times past.
The years of The Great Depression in America brought much austerity and hardship, but also gave rise to promotional giveaways and inexpensive items, made from machine produced glass, that were specifically designed to be both eye catching and reusable in a number of ways, and so enticing cash starved buyers to splurge a little. As a result we have the collector’s treasure trove of popular Depression Glassware from the 1920s & 1930s. In addition to the colorful glass…
my name is Cheri and I am a Glassaholic!
I loooove gorgeous glassware, especially early 20th Century Glass ( and am also rather partial to the marvelous Mid Century Modern Glass...but that is for another day)
Here is a short synopsis on Depression, Elegant and Art Deco Glass that I wrote some years back for my original Alma's Attic Blog
The term Depression Glass refers to manufactured glassware that was
produced from the 1920's, through around the early 1940s, ie. the era of
the Great Depression until the end of WW2.
What we have come to know as Depression Glass was cheaply mass-produced,
mold pressed, colourful and highly patterned glass that was sold at
very low prices. These items would appear in soap or cereal boxes, or
might be given away at a local movie theater or gas station to promote