Below is a compilation of useful links for fellow depression glass collectors. We’re always willing to exchange links with other glass organizations. Contact us to get added to this page.
Other Depression Glass Shows
Of course we are partial to our annual depression glass show in Dearborn, but there are others across the country that take place each year.
Visit the National Depression Glass Association calendar for a listing of additional shows across the country.
Other Glass Clubs
The Great Lakes Depression Glass Club holds meetings in Troy, Michigan and an annual show in Madison Heights each April.
The Great Lakes Carnival Glass Club meets quarterly and holds an annual show in Lansing.
The Michiana Association of Candlewick Collectors was founded in 1979.
The National Cambridge Collectors is based in Cambridge, Ohio. They have quarterly meetings and an annual convention in June.
The Fostoria Glass Society of America collects Fostoria Glass of course. They hold an annual show in June.
The National Fenton Glass Society publishes a bi-monthly newsletter and hosts an annual show.
Books on Depression and Era Glass
Gene Florence authored many books on depression glass, elegant glass, kitchenware, Fire King, pattern identification and more.
The Mauzy collection of books covers a wide variety of American-made glass topics.
Michael D. Barber has two books on collecting vintage Pyrex.
There are hundreds of other glass reference books on a variety of topics. Just use search terms like depression glass or vintage glass on your favorite book website and you’ll find lots of options. Your local library may also have books you can borrow. Our club also has an extensive collection of glass reference books that are available at most of our meetings.
Chat About DG features a great library of images to help ID your glass.
The Corelle Corner is an excellent resource for Corning and Pyrex information.
Fostoria Glass Company – catalog scans from 1901 and 1936.
Glass company markings – many companies marked their glass by putting a logo in the glass mold.
The Glass Lover’s Glass Database contains a gallery, forum, Facebook group and more.
A compilation of original glass company advertisements.
Information on reproduction jadeite.
Pyrex Patterns are highly collectible today.
The Age of Elegance – Produced by the Fostoria Glass Company in 1948.
Educational videos produced by the Miami Valley Study Group are very informative about Cambridge Glass.
A tour of the National Cambridge Glass Museum in Cambridge, Ohio.
Another video about the National Cambridge Glass Museum.
Fenton Glass Company factory tour from 1992.
Martha Stewart shares some of her depression glass collection.
Glass Company History
Anchor Hocking got its start in 1905.
The Cambridge Glass Company was founded in 1901.
The Federal Glass Company was founded in Columbus, Ohio.
The Fostoria Glass Company began operations in 1887.
1893 saw the start of the Heisey Glass Company.
The Tiffin Glass Company started in the late 1800’s.
Glass museums offer an amazing glimpse not only into the wide variety of glassware made by a company, but the history behind it. You’ll get to see things like factory blue prints, tools used by the glass workers, molds that helped shape the glass, marketing materials, and more! Most of these museums are within a few hours of each other, so you can see several during a weekend road trip.
The Corning Museum of Glass is located in Corning, NY.
The Duncan Miller Glass Museum is located in Washington, PA.
The Fostoria Glass Museum is located in Moundsville, WV.
The Heisey Glass Museum is located in Newark, OH.
The Imperial Glass Museum is located in Bellaire, OH.
The Morgantown Glass Museum is located in Morgantown, WV.
The Museum of American Glass is located in Weston, WV.
The National Depression Glass Museum is located in Wellington, KS.
The National Museum of Cambridge Glass is located in Cambridge, OH.
Replacements Ltd. has an impressive collection of glass, china, and silver on display in their museum and showroom. You can also tour their warehouse that is the size of several football fields.
The Tiffin Glass Museum is located in Tiffin, OH.