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 Colorado, 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 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). We've provided 3 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 the state's history, as well as line drawings. There is a large illustration to the left side of the state map showing a man or miner working his gold mine (marked "Claim No. 3") with a graphic of a compass or NSEW indicator. All 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 Colorado, the words, locations and cities listed on the glass are: Rocky Mt. National Park, Estes Park, Ft. Collins, Boulder, Steamboat Springs, Dinosaur National Monument, University of Colorado, Fort Morgan, Sterling, Yuma, Denver, Aspen, Grand Mesa National Forest, Continental Divide, Grand Junction, Delta, Black Canyon, Englewood, Central City, Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs, Cave of the Winds, Will Rodgers Shrine of the Sun, Kit Carson, Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, Canon City, Pueblo, Salida, Royal Gorge, Cliff Dwellers, Mese Verde National Park, Durango, Southern Ute Indian Reservation, Seven Falls, Alamosa, Cumbres Pass, La Junta, Springfield, and Trinidad. There are graphics on the map of cattle, a man farming, mountains, caves, the state capitol building in Denver, a bridge across the Royal Gorge, oil drilling towers, a horse saddle, and Indian chief in headdress, and Cliff Dweller buildings.
This souvenir tumbler appears to be in excellent condition, easily could be used. We can find nothing wrong with it...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. It is possible there are a few stray scratches/marks from age/sitting, but nothing is jumping out at us. There is some 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 Colorado.
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).