Depression Glass Display on loan at Orland Park Library-Orland Park Illinois A display of Depression Glassware is on loan with the Library for the months of March & April. It was provided by the 20-30-40s Glass Society of Illinois.
News-Antique.com - Nov 30,-0001 - A representative of the 20-30-40s Glass Society of Illinois provided a presentation/ lecture at the Orland Park Library. A display of Depression Glassware is on loan to the Library for the months of March & April.
How this came about!
The Glass Club was contacted by Kelly Cuci the Orland Park Library Outreach Program Director earlier this year. She asked if there was a representative from the Glass Club who could provide a lecture and glassware for a display so our member Valerie Vogt volunteered. After my meeting with Kelly and seeing her enthusiasm and the "wall of cabinets" that she was hoping to fill with colorful pieces of glass I knew I had to come up with something very special. I did some brainstorming and came up with this idea. I decided to look back at what I saw and how I felt when I first caught a glimpse of the March Glass Show and the very first times that I attended the general meetings of the club back in 2004. It was from this thought and feeling that I decided to name the lecture "True Colors".
I began my lecture with an "About Me" and then I talked about "The History of the 20-30-40s Glass Society". I showed a "Slide Show Presentation" on my collections and consignment pieces that I have at home and played a "Cyndi Lauper" song called "True Colors" to set the mood. I went into a talk about the early History of the Glass making industry, the areas that it prospered and the decline and then I showed our libraries video tape of The Shards of Living Glass which is just a demonstration video that is only 10 minutes long. The first half hour passed and I thought it would be a good time to go over to the display cabinets to talk about the 186 pieces of glassware that were on loan with the library.
To help you all get a visual of the size of the clubs display you need first to know what the size of the display cases are: The large display case in the main foyer consisted of 8 display cases placed in the wall side by side. The cases totaled 20 feet long by approximately 6 feet high with a total of 30 shelves. This was perfect to display various pieces of glassware from assorted manufactures which included pieces from our members personal collection of Indiana Custard Glass Floral and Leaf Band, Anchor Hocking Bubble Pattern in Ruby and Green and also pieces of Jeanette Glass Company Pink Cherry Blossom. On the elegant side one of our members provided various sizes of stemware and a plate from there personal collection of Tiffin Glass Company in the Byzantine Pattern. The same members also provided various vases and bowls from their personal collection of Fenton Art Glass Cranberry Dot Pattern. I just filled in the blanks with pieces from my own personal collection of Fostoria Versailles Pattern glassware and also