Souvenir jug

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from Coney Island, New York

Postcard of Souvenir jug.
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Souvenir jug

This press-moulded glass jug is a souvenir of Coney Island near New York. It has been wheel-engraved with 'Coney Island/1909/Eliza JL'.

Souvenir jug of press-moulded green glass decorated with gilding and wheel engraved with `Coney Island 1909 Eliza JL`: American, c. 1909

Coney Island is a beach and amusement area, situated on Long Island, to the east of Manhattan and the south of Brooklyn. At the height of its popularity in the 1930s it was attracting over sixteen million people each summer. Large quantities of moulded glass beakers, drinking glasses and jugs, imitating cut glass, were on sale at Coney between about 1900 and 1914. Other items were made in light, translucent green glass and enriched with a narrow band of gilding. Both types of glass were frequently wheel-engraved and often dated.

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Online ID: 000-180-000-089-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  K.1998.487
Date: Around 1909
c. 1909
Material: Glass, press-moulded; green; gilding; wheel-engraved. Inscription: Coney Island / 1909 / Eliza JL
What: Jug / souvenir
Who: Eliza JL
Where: North America, United States of America
U.S.A., Coney Island
  • Evans, G. Souvenirs From Roman Times to the Present Day. Edinburgh: NMS Publishing Ltd, 1999, pp 67-8. 
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