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Overall W: 11.5 cm, L: 16.6 cm
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Anonymous gift
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White, blue fiberglas, red, white and blue cardboard folder; spun. Rectangular piece of white fiberglass with a picture of the "GLASS CENTER" at the "1939/NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR" and the additional inscription "FIBERGLAS/PURE GLASS IN NEW FORMS FOR NEW USES" in blue threads. The pieces is mounted in a red cardboard folder with white lettering which says "GLASS - BUT NOT FRAGILE" at the top and "SOUVENIR FROM GLASS CENTER NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR" in smaller letters at the bottom. The folder is blue on the inside and hinged at the top. The back has extensive text, beginning "GLASS YOU CAN/WEAVE LIKE SILK!" The folder is enclosed in its original transparent paper envelope.
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Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library
Rakow Library, Corning Museum of Glass 2017-04-08 through 2018-02-17
From advertisements for glass eyes to patents for preserving the dead in glass; from glasshouse dollars to drawings by worldfamous artists such as Salvador Dali and Georgia O’Keeffe. These are some of the rarely seen wonders in Curious and Curiouser: Surprising Finds from the Rakow Library. Artists, researchers, authors, and glass enthusiasts of all kinds use the Rakow Library’s holdings to learn more about glass, which often leads to voyages of discovery in unexpected directions. Come discover how the rare collections and curiosities in the Rakow Library have inspired others and how they can inspire you.