James H. Rose Collection on Glass Cup Plates
Scope and Contents
This small collection contains a hodgepodge of materials pertaining to Rose's research about and selling of American glass cup plates. It includes photographs of glass objects (mostly unidentified), price lists, annotated copies of Rose's own publications, scattered correspondence, materials relating to his wife (Mary Rose), and other miscellaneous materials. Perhaps the most interesting materials in the collection pertain to Albert C. Marble and include what are presumed to be photographs of his glass and porcelain collections in his home, as well as photographic Christmas postcards portraying items from his collection arranged to form holiday scenes. The materials are arranged alphabetically.
Language of Materials
Materials are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for public research. Researchers must make an appointment to view this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
James H. Rose was born in 1899 and resided in Canton, Ohio for much of his life. He was an antique dealer and expert on American glass, particularly cup plates. He wrote several books on the subject of cup plates and worked with The Corning Museum of Glass to curate the 1954 exhibition "The Story of American Pressed Glass of the Lacy Period, 1825-1850."
Rose died in 1975.
0.7 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box, 1 half Hollinger box)
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Photographs of glass objects in Box 2 / Folder 2 are partially or fully laminated, seemingly due to past water damage. Some of the images in this folder will remain inaccessible until conservation work occurs. Use caution when examining the photographs.
Gift of Pam Christoffel, 2007
- Cup plates Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Pressed glass -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- James H. Rose Collection on Glass Cup Plates, 1930-1985
- A Guide to the Collection
- Mackenzie Kriel
- June 2016
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the The Rakow Research Library Manuscript Collection Repository
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The Corning Museum of Glass
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