Manufacturer: Hazel Atlas Glass Company
Neat vintage souvenir glass or souvenir collectible believed to have been made in the 1940s/1950s period. This is a frosted drinking glass or frosted tumbler for the state of Wyoming, marked on the underside base with the raised "HA" insignia of the Hazel Atlas Glass Company. These were very popular collectibles in the mid 20th century as people travelled the country by road visiting multiple locations.
Cylindrical drinking tumbler measuring 5 inches in height, about 2 5/8 inch top opening diameter. It is evenly frosted throughout the glass (vs. some of these glasses which are frosted behind the designs but become clear in other places), although we do see some curved lines in the frosting near a fish graphic which may be how this glass was made, we don't know. We've provided 3 images to try to show the intricate design. The glass shows a map of Wyoming, marking in words a number of cities and locations, as well as six large graphics, one of a ram, the second of a fish jumping up out of a lake, the third of a rodeo cowboy on a bucking horse, the fourth of an American Indian showing his head with feathered headdress. The fifth graphic is a large one if a wagon train over the top of the state map. The final graphic is a series of graphics that look like early cave paintings, 3 on one side of the Wyoming name and 4 on the other side. There are also two other smaller graphics on the state map showing a geyser at Yellowstone National Park and the rock formation, Devils Tower. All graphic details are done in a slightly raised black enameling or baked-on paint, with a yellow background for the map and some yellow highlighting on four of the graphics. Please note that the yellow highlighting on the map does not reach all the way to the right side of the map as made/manufactured. Just the way this glass was made.
For those who collect items related to specific locations in Wyoming, the locations and cities listed on the glass are: Yellowstone Nat'l Park, Sheridan, Cody, Buffalo, Devils Tower, Jackson Hole, Grand Teton Nat'l Park (Grand Teton National Park), Thermopolis, Shoshoni, Casper, Medicine Bow, Laramie, Cheyenne, Green River, Rock Springs, Evanston.
This souvenir tumbler appears to be in overall excellent condition, and easily could be used. There is a touch of age wear or made in manufacture flaws beyond those stated above, such as black enameling dots, a tiny wear spot on the top rim (no rims, just some dots of darkening), some uneven yellow on the map near Casper showing as dots of the base glass frosting showing through, etc., but nothing major that detracts from the great look of this glass. Separately, there a little bit of evidence of age/wear on the underside base on which the glass sits via scratches or wear dots (with one dot on the outside of the glass near the base), but nothing unexpected.
An attractive souvenir drinking glass to add to your collection or just a nifty piece to add to any collection of memorabilia related to Wyoming in particular.
If you are looking at ordering more than one of the souvenir and/or state souvenir glasses, we recommend you contact us before placing the order so that we can provide you with a better shipping cost. We would be pleased to ship multiple glasses together in one package to save you money. The system has been set up to only provide shipping costs for each item individually and will not automatically provide the cost savings you should get by shipping more than one glass in the same package (we need to do that for you).