Tumbler or Glass (St. Louis World's Fair)
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
5 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (12.7 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm) (show scale)
Molded on inside bottom of tumbler, in center: "4"
Molded inscriptions around sides of tumbler identifying the scenes: "LOUISIANA PURCHASE MONUMENT"; "ST. LOUIS UNION STATION"; "PALACE OF MACHINERY"; and "CASCADE GARDENS"
Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription
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American. Tumbler or Glass (St. Louis World's Fair), 1904. Glass, 5 x 3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (12.7 x 8.6 x 8.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. William Greig Walker by subscription, 40.243. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.243.jpg)
overall, 40.243.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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White milk glass tumbler; cylindrical in shape and tapers toward rounded foot rim. Sides decorated with four molded scenes of the buildings from the St. Louis World's Fair; scenes framed by decorative scroll and floral borders. The four scenes are identified with molded inscriptions: "LOUISIANA PURCHASE MONUMENT"; "ST. LOUIS UNION STATION"; "PALACE OF MACHINERY"; and "CASCADE GARDENS".
CONDITION: Fair; approximately 1 1/2 inch hairline crack runs down side from mouth; dirt spots and what could possibly be paint residue (appears blue in color) in crevices.
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