Can you even imagining opening up your box of Cheerios or whatever and finding a piece of shinny colored glass in there? That might actually be enough to get my lazy ass out of bed in the morning.
Depression Glass was produced in mass quantities at an expensive price point between the 1920s and 1950s. It was distributed for no or little cost and often included as a "gift with purchase" (like including in food packing).
These pieces were machine made and often made in the Ohio River Valley (remember the posting about the Evenbrite ornaments!?!?). It was during the Depression that they were at the height of production and popularity, thus giving it its name.
They came in the following colors:
green (the most popular)
white (milk glass)
Now, let's examine the different manufactuers and patterns of both types of glass.
Next week we will examine "Elegant Glass". We will also look into ways to tell if a piece is an original or a reproduction.
Do you have pieces of Depression Glass? What draws you to it? The color, the pattern or both?