Manufacturer: Hazel Atlas Glass Company
Neat vintage souvenir glass or souvenir collectible believed to have been made in the 1940s. This is a frosted drinking glass or frosted tumbler for the state of Nevada, 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, 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 the state's history, as well as line drawings of people in varied occupations, and a large graphic of a miner (carrying a pick axe and bag of something) with a wagon train under the state name. 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.
We actually have 2 of these glasses which we are listing (and selling) separately, with the listings marked "A" and "B", and this being glass "A". The "B" glass does not have the Hazel Atlas mark on the underside base, nor the same "whiteness" to the frosting. It's yellow coloring is a slightly different yellow, with the yellow background becoming a clear frost behind words in the state map graphic (as opposed to being a solid yellow behind the words as with this glass "A"). We believe the "B" glass could have been made by someone else, is slightly newer in age, perhaps from the 1950s/1960s, and with these differences have priced it cheaper.
For those who collect items related to specific locations in Nevada, the words, locations and cities listed on the glass are: Univ. of Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Black Rock Desert, Reno, Virginia City, Golconda, Winnemucca, Comstock Lode, Carson City, Battle Mountain, Austin, Goldmining, Tonopah Goldfield, Eureka, Copper, Las Vegas, Searchlight, Elko, Palisade, Ely, Hoover Dam, Wells, Lehman Cave National Monument, Lehman Caves, Pioche. Graphics on the glass include an Indian and teepees, miners and 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. 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 Nevada.
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.