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Glass platter, Libbey Glass Company, about 1904Glass platter, Libbey Glass Company, about 1904

From an exhibit illustrating the manufacture of glass, this platter depicts the process of glass cutting and engraving. The exhibit demonstrated the links between art and industry as well as "national pride," noted the Libbey Glass Company of Toledo, Ohio, which presented the platter to the Smithsonian in 1905.

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