Saturday, March 6, 2010

Depression Glass

Yellow/amber platter.

Amber or yellow butter dish

We used to make things in this country. Before the World Trade Organization took over the world and decided that the U.S. should make nothing, should send all its trade secret information to third world countries to have manufacturing done there, by slave labor with no rights, and with no environmental controls. We're supposed to buy all the stuff that other countries now make. Except that we have no jobs, no money.

Blue vase.

Blue cup and saucer.

Depression glass is generally clear colored glassware that was made in the United States from the 1920s to the 1940s, in various factories in the country. Some businesses during the depression gave away pieces of glassware inside their products, such as boxes of food, as a bonus for people who bought their products. Sometimes businesses would hand out a piece of glass as a prize for people who would come to shop in their store.

Pink. Bowl?

Yellow gravy boat or cream server.

Many of the factories that made depression glass were located in the midwest. There were at least 20 different manufacturing companies that made and distributed depression glass. Some made dinner sets -- dinner plate, salad plate, bowl, cup and saucer. Some made more specialty pieces like vases, decorative bowls.

Depression glass was made in many different colors including pink, blue, green, amber, red, and yellow.

Green. Sugar bowl and cake platter.

Pink - I'm not sure. Candy dish? Olives dish?

Nowadays depression glass is collected all around the country, and is often displayed in antiques stores. Some companies have started making reproductions of depression glass.

Green plate

Pink water pitcher

Pink cake platter

Green vase

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