Hatchet with Relief of George Washington
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
1 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (2.9 x 21 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
On underside, lower part of handle, molded: "LIBBEY GLASS [two "S"s are backwards] CO / TOLEDO, OHIO"
On top of blade, above bust, molded: "THE FATHER OF THIS COUNTRY"
On underside of blade, molded: "WORLD'S FAIR / 1893"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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Libbey Glass Company (founded 1888). Hatchet with Relief of George Washington, ca. 1893. Glass, 1 1/8 x 8 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (2.9 x 21 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.165. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.165_acetate_bw.jpg)
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Colorless pressed glass in the shape of a hatchet; contains a profile bust portrait of George Washington on the blade; molded over bust, "THE FATHER OF THIS COUNTRY".
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