Heisey Photos

Jun 19, 2023 | Museum Monday Treasures

Today’s Museum Monday treasure from the Museum of American Glass in WV is a collection of four photographs showing how Heisey was displayed in the company’s heyday. The first one is in Strawbridge and Clothier’s store window. A small sign reads: “Heisey’s Sparkling Glassware To Brighten Your Buffet or Occasional Table. Fifth Floor.” It is dated on the back: February 13, 1939.

The second one is in the window of the Paris-Fligman Company, Great Falls, Montana. A sign appears reading: “As seen in Ladies Home Journal, Your assurance of quality,” with a copy of a magazine advertisement. This one is dated on the back: 7-14-41.

Number three features Crystolite glassware from A. H. Heisey and Company in the window of Damon’s, Mason City, Iowa. A sign appears reading: “As seen in Ladies Home Journal, Your assurance of quality,” with a copy of a magazine advertisement. Dated on the back: 4-29-41.

My favorite is the fourth photograph. There is no indication of which store this particular display appeared in, but what is really cool is that it features Blenko and Heisey glassware side by side. Something for everyone! It probably dates to circa 1949-1950.

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