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The Archives of Rudolph and Leopold Blaschka
and the
Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants

Series V. Ware Collection of Glass Flower Models

Sub-Series VII. Artifacts

 


Tokens
1. Harvard Glass Flowers, Admit One. Metal tokens, (3 tokens, 1 very rusted.) Undated.
Keys
1. Ring of 6 small, flat silver keys. Brown paper label reads "Keys for 3rd floor Ware Coll. Table Cases".
2. Ring of 2 rounded with 3 teeth, silver keys. Yellow paper label reads "Glass Flower Cases and Wasson Cabinet".
3. Ring of 2 different keys. Appears to be one each of the above keys. Green plastic label reads "Glass Flower Cases, 3rd floor".
4. Single gold key. Yellow paper label reads "Directory, Museum Entrance".
5. Ring of 3 silver keys with fleur-de-lis tops. Cream plastic tag reads "Old Glass Flower Key - Room 22" and on reverse side "Turn Stile Doors"

Signs (all oversized are housed separately)

General Museum Signs
1. No Smoking, Paper sign, Orange with black text, 3 3/4 x 12 (printed 1972).
2. Museum Hours, Paper sign, Orange with black text, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 (printed 1972).
3. Coat Room, Orange with black text, Paper sign, 5 1/2 x 12 (printed 1972).
4. Private, various paper signs, white with black text.
5. Fire Alarm Tests, Paper sign, white with blue text 11 1/2 x 4 1/2.
Glass Flower Exhibit Signs
1. Harvard University Invites You to Visit the Glass Flowers. Undated sign. Black with white and red lettering. Framed. 33 1/2 x 44.
2. Glass Flowers Next Door. Undated wooden sign. Cream with black lettering. 5 x 30.
3. Glass Flowers Admission to Main Exhibit Hall. Undated wooden sign. Yellow with blue lettering. 16 x 32.
4. Glass Flowers Third Floor. Undated wooden sign. Cream with black lettering. 16 x 30 3/4 .
5. The Glass Models of Plants. Undated sign. Cream with black lettering. Framed. 25 x 40.
6. Dr Henry Forrest Libby. Metal sign, 8 x 10.
7. Dr Henry Forrest Libby. Paper signs, 5 x 6 8. Turnstile signs, removed in 1973. One orange painted wood with black letters. One black lucite with white letters. Both 6 x 6.
9. Please do not handle. Paper sign, 4 1/2 x 8.
10. Please do not lean on the cases. Cardboard sign, 2 x 10 1/2.
11. Vibration has broken models. Paper sign, 4 1/2 x 9.
12. Caution! Please keep hands off the cases. Paper sign, 3 5/8 x 4 5/8.
13. Model on Loan at Steuben Glass, Yellow paper with green lettering. 4 1/4 x 5 1/4
Gift Shop Signs
1. Postals 2 for 5 cents. Paper sign, 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 .
2. Various Postcard sale signs.
3. Color Card Folder. Paper sign, 4 x 5 3/4 .
4. Story of Glass Flowers and Postal Cards. Paper sign, 7 1/4 x 5 3/8.
5. Story of Glass Flowers, various signs.
6. Glass Flower Booklet. Cardboard sign, 4 1/8 x 5 5/8.
7. Tiles of the Glass Flowers. Cardboard sign, 4 x 5 3/4 .
8. Price 25 cents. Paper signs, various sizes.
9. Pamphlet. cardboard sign, 4 x 5 3/4 .
10. Various signs selling glass flowers book.
11. Glass Flowers at Harvard. Cardboard sign, 3 x 5.
12. Glass Flowers Tape Tour. Cardboard sign, 4 x 12.
13. Glass Flowers Slides. Cardboard sign, 2 1/2 x 10.
15. Series of paper signs removed from frames.

 

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