2 French Show Globes

Object Name: 
2 French Show Globes

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Object Name: 
2 French Show Globes
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Not on Display
about 1880-1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harriet Koehler Brett
Web Description: 
Show globes were symbols of a drugstore in the same way that a barber pole indicated the location of a barbershop. The colored water inside the globes also helped to attract attention to the store. These globes were used in Ingersoll’s drugstore in Elmira Heights from at least 1900. The donor’s family purchased the store about 1950, and the globes remained there until it closed in 1999.
Brett, Harriet Koehler, Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass; blown, engraved, polished, cut. Each globe is made up of four parts a) largest bottom section, b) smaller middle section, c) smallest top section and d) stopper.
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 337 (fig. 3);