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 small frosted drinking glass or frosted tumbler that we think was meant to be a large shot glass, although it could also be considered a small juice glass size. It is for the state of Texas, 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 shot glass or barware piece measuring 2 15/16 inches in height, 2 1/16 inches 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 8 images to try to show the intricate design and the Hazel Atlas manufacturer marking.
The glass shows a state map, marking in words a number of cities and locations, as well as line drawings. There is a large illustration to the left side of the state map showing a cowboy waving his hat while lassoing words on the glass, "Texas, The Lone Star State". To the right of the Texas map is another cowboy, standing above words indicating the "Gulf of Mexico". All graphic details are done in a raised black enameling or baked-on paint, with a yellow background for the state.
For those who collect items related to specific locations in Texas, the words, locations and cities listed on the glass are: Amarillo, Wichita Falls Abilene, El Capitan Peak, El Paso, Rio Grande (River), El Alamo, San Antonio, Laredo, Austin, Texarkana, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Waco, Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi and Brownsville. There are graphics on the map of oil rigs or oil drilling towers, El Capitan, El Alamo, the state capitol at Austin, and trees.
This vintage souvenir glass appears to be in very nice condition, easily could be used or displayed, but does have some age wear although nothing bad. There are no chips, cracks, crazing. We can see a tiny pin dot of wear on the upper rim, and a number of other small spots of wear on the glass outer sides including small rubbed spots, slight discoloration, variations to the frosting (but no clear spots where the frosting has been worn away, just some wear on top of the frosting or perhaps some slight unevenness to the frosting, perhaps as made, we don't know), some dot/tiny scratch dots, other general small surface wear, etc. Again nothing bad, just expected wear for an older piece from cleaning/dusting and perhaps slight use. The graphics, enameling and yellow coloring on the map look terrific (there may be a dot of wear on the enameling in spots, or it may have been applied this way, again nothing bad). There is some expected wear on the underside rim on which this piece sits.
A terrific state drinking glass to add to your collection or just a nifty piece to add to any collection of memorabilia related to Texas.
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).