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Elegant Glass of the Depression Era

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Depression Glassware



Anchor Hocking Candy Dish
Duncan Miller Relish Dish
Fostoria Cake Plate
Indiana Glass Nappy
Jeanette Cup Saucer
Jeanette Powder Jar
Jeanette Serving Plate
Federal Cookie Jar
Federal Juice Pitcher
Federal Juice Glass
Federal Candleholder
Duncan Miller Dish


Depression glass was made from the late 1920's into the early 1940's. At the time it was made it was inexpensive dinner ware that was machine made in large quantities. It was usually sold in smaller stores. Sometimes it was packed in cereal boxes, flour sacks or given as premiums or as promotions.

It was even sold by traveling sales persons who went door to door. Whole sets of dishes were often sold for a few dollars. Grocery stores even today sell quality dishes or silver plate along with other promotions.

Depression glassware was usually made in colors, primarily in pink, amber, green, or blue, but it was also made in clear glass.

Some of the companies that produced this type of glass were: Anchor Hocking of Lancaster, Ohio; Federal Glass of Columbus, Ohio; Imperial Glass of Bellaire Ohio; Indiana Glass of Dunkirk, Indiana; and Jeannette Glass Company of Jeannette, Pennsylvania.

It is often difficult to distinguish this glass from the older antique glassware, especially pattern glass since the types of patterns used were similar. The older glass is usually not colored.

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