Manufacturer: Hazel Atlas Glass Company
Neat vintage souvenir glass or souvenir collectible believed to have been made in the 1940s or 1950s. This is a frosted drinking glass or frosted tumbler for the state of Vermont, 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 traveled the country by road visiting multiple locations.
Cylindrical drinking tumbler measuring 5 inches in height, 2 11/16 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). We've provided 2 images to try to show the intricate design. The glass shows a state map, marking in words a number of cities, locations and pertinent details of things the state is famous for, as well as line drawings. The Vermont name is shown with 2 workers chiseling it into a vertical piece of granite (granite from Barre, VT is world famous, Vermont is known to have the largest monumental granite quarry on Earth), with a compass/directional NSEW graphic nearby. Graphic details are done in a raised black enameling or baked-on paint, with a yellow background for the state and other yellow highlighting.
For those who collect items related to specific locations in Vermont, the locations and cities listed on the glass are: St. Albans, Newport, Granite Hills, Mt. Mansfield, N. Hyde Park, Darling State Forest Park, St. Johnsbury, Woodbury, Winooski, Burlington, Montpelier, Barre, Rochester, Bethel, S. Royal, Lake Dunmore, Proctor, Lake Bomoseen, Rutland, Woodstock, Windsor, Fair Haven, Plymouth, Wallingford, Weston, Springfield, Dorset, Mt. Equinox, Bellows Falls, Manchester Center, Bennington and Brattleboro. There are words/graphics of Maple Syrup, a sailboat, the capitol building in Montpelier, pine trees, a skier,a hunter, a girl studying, etc.
This souvenir tumbler appears to be in excellent condition, easily could be used. There are no chips, cracks, crazing. To us it looks unused but we can't guarantee that, of course. Frosting, graphics, everything looks wonderful on this vintage glass, with a very slight touch of unevenness and/or wear to the frosting just along the very top lip (you will only see this looking very closely in bright light, nothing you will notice on display or in use). There may be a touch of normal age/sitting wear, such as a few stray scratches/marks, but nothing is jumping out at us. There is a bit of expected wear on the underside rim on which this piece sits. We got this out of an elderly person's home.
A terrific state drinking glass to add to your collection or just a nifty piece to add to any collection of memorabilia related to Vermont.
If you are looking at ordering more than one of the 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 won't automatically calculate the savings you should get shipping more than one glass together).