Gay Fad Studios Photographs

Nov 7, 2022 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a small collection of photographs from our archives featuring Mid-Century American Modern barware and serving pieces from the Gay Fad Studios. The first five are in the Time ‘n Tide (or TNT) decoration, followed by three photographs with quotations from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: “A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou beside me in the wilderness.” Very similar lettering adorns the tray for the Cocktails for Two set in the next photograph. The final two images are of trays in the Chalet design with its heavy gold decorations.

These photographs were probably intended for use in a catalog and date to around 1958.

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