Tiffany Glass Paperweight

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.
Physical Description
crystal (overall material)
overall: 3 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 9.525 cm x 10.4775 cm
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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