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English Glassware Photograph Album

 Collection — Box: OV 01
Identifier: MS-0245

Scope and Contents

This album contains about 200 black and white professional photographic prints of 17th and 18th century English glass. Objects depicted include Jacobite engraved glasses and "Amen" glasses, airtwists and opaque twists, balusters, rummers, sweetmeats, candlesticks, and Beilby enamelled glasses. Some of the prints have annotations on the back identifying objects and owners of objects. Objects from prominent private collections (Schreiber, Albert Hartshorne, Rese-Price, Joshn S. Risley, and Sir Henty Paston-Bedingfield) and significant exhibitions appear in the photographic prints. Many of the photographs were taken by George Newnes Ltd. Images taken by A. C. Cooper and Cooper and Humphreys, among others, are also included in the album.


  • Circa 1900-1930

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view the collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The Copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. The user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Corning Museum of Glass and the Rakow Research Library against all claims, demands, costs and expenses incurred by copyright infringement or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from the use of Library materials.


1.8 Linear Feet (1 flat box)

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

To view annotations on the backs of the photographic prints, researchers may carefully remove them from the album (as long as they are not affixed with adhesive). Researchers are asked to return the prints to their original positions when finished.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from Bonhams 1793 Limited in 2021.

Accession 2021.026

Processing Information

Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2022.

English Glassware Photograph Album, Circa 1900-1930
A Guide to the Collection
In Progress
Colleen McFarland Rademaker
January 28, 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository

The Rakow Research Library
The Corning Museum of Glass
Five Museum Way
Corning NY 14830 USA