Glass Christmas Ornament

Description
Molded glass holiday or Christmas ornament. Ball, mirrored yellow-gold finish. Metal cap with thin bent wire holder and hook attached, cap is stamped: “MADE IN U.S.A.” In 1937, a tariff decision (no. 54387) reversed earlier decisions regarding the marking of ornaments with their country of origin, established in the 1890 MicKinley Tariff Act and the Smoot-Havley Tariff Act of 1930. The ornament itself now had to be marked with with its country of origin by stamping it into the cap or by way of tag or sticker.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1937-1960
place made
United States
place used
United States: District of Columbia, Washington
Physical Description
gold (overall color)
glass (overall material)
sphere (ornament shape)
metal (hanger material)
Measurements
overall: 2 5/8 in x 2 in; 6.6675 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
DL.298065.0264
catalog number
298065.0264
accession number
298065
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey L. Jones
subject
Christmas
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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