Monday, May 3, 2010
A Little Piece Of 'Mad Men'
I've always loved these drinking glasses.
If I remember correctly, I bought them in an antique store in Cumberland, Maryland, sometime in the 1990s.
There used to be another city glass in the original collection -- Paris. It shattered one day in the sink a few years back. It was a sad day.
I've always wondered about the choices of cities depicted on these glasses, which by my reckoning must date to sometime in the 1950s, considering that Havana is one of the designs.
They look like something out of "Mad Men" to me.
I can understand Rome and Madrid and Paris, and maybe even Bombay, but The Hague??!! I've always been curious as to the thinking behind that choice. It's an obscure city even today.
Who knows? There may have been a bunch more in the collection. New York and London spring to mind as obvious candidates. I probably didn't buy a complete set.
These glasses are great for gin and tonics, which is why they're on my mind. We pulled them out last night for the first G&Ts of the season.
These glasses make any drink taste better somehow.
If anyone knows anything about these designs, I'd certainly appreciate it if you'd leave a comment.