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Friends of Library in Albion selling Depression glass

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 28 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Judy Manley, right, shows Cheryl Mowatt some of the Depression glass for sale at the Hoag Library. The sale continues until 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Depression glass was distributed by many food manufacturers during the Great Depression. The glass was included in boxes of food as an incentive for purchase. It has become a popular collectible.

Library patrons look over some of the Depression glass for sale at the Hoag Library. July Manley, Bill Lattin, and René Schasel discussed the history of Depression glass on Thursday at the library. The Friends of the Library is selling more than 100 pieces of the glass that were donated to the Friends to raise money for the library.