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Advertising paperweight

Object Number: 
2010.26.37
Date: 
1893
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 x 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 in. (2.2 x 6.7 x 10.5 cm)
Description: 
Rectangular glass advertising paperweight with image depiciting Alsen's Cement statue at 1893 Worlds Columbian Exhibiton, in Chicago. Main text block reads, Alsen's Portland Cement. / The Strongest, Finest Ground and Most / Uniform cement Made in the World. / U. S. Office 143 liberty St., NEW YORK." Secondary text block, describing statue, reads, "Made of Alsen's Cement, for Exhibition / at Chicago. Ht. 32 feet. Wt. 80 tons."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ivan C. & Marilynn Gelfman Karp
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group