Tiffany Glass Paperweight

Description
Global trade became increasingly important but can sometimes result in problems. This chipped and scratched paperweight is an icon of globalism gone wrong. It was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center following the attacks on September 11, 2001. While the terrorists sought to destroy the Trade Center as a symbolic attack on American Capitalism, in fact the glass paper weight survived. Chipped and damaged, the paperweight, like American business, rose from the ashes of September 11 to carry on.
Object Name
globe
Physical Description
crystal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 9.525 cm x 10.4775 cm
ID Number
2004.0258.01
accession number
2004.0258
catalog number
2004.0258.01
subject
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
depicted
Sewer, Andy; Allison, David; Liebhold, Peter; Davis, Nancy; Franz, Kathleen G.. American Enterprise: A History of Business in America

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