Depression Glass is an inexpensive machine-made glassware that was manufactured during a period extending from the early 1920s through the end of World War II. Available in a wide variety of patterns and colors, Depression Glass was often used as a promotional item, sometimes given away in a soap or cereal box or at a local movie house or gas station. According to the National Depression Glass Association, prices of 14 cents each or $1.72 a dozen were common for Depression Glass pieces (http://www.ndga.net/whatisdg.htm). Of the many patterns that were produced, some of the more popular include Adam, Windsor, English Hobnail and Radiance. Many of the designs reflect the influence of art deco, a decorative style that was prevalent in America and Europe during the 1920s and 30s. Art Deco motifs were applied to a wide range of media, including furnishings such as Depression Glass.
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