In the years to follow the Depression, many people got rid of their Depression glass.
For some, it was a reminder of hard times and it symbolized being poor.
Because so much glass was discarded, what's left behind has become very collectible.
The companies who made Depression Glass
Anchor Hocking, Jeanette, Federal, and Hazel Atlas, and the
most common colours were amber, blue, black, crystal, green, pink, red, yellow and white.
Depression Glass was often given away as promotional gifts with other purchases. It was sometimes packed with break- fast cereals, put into flour sacks, or
just given to customers in grocery stores, gasoline stations, or movie theatres.
Today, most dealers and collectors use the term "Depression Glass" to cover glassware made
from the 1920's - 1950's/60's. Not all pressed glass made
during the Depression years comes into this category. Higher quality
pressed glass (usually with ground bottoms and fire polished) was made
by companies such as Heisey, Imperial, Fostoria, and Cambridge and sold
through jewellery stores and department stores. This glass is normally
called "Elegant Glass" and is most commonly found in crystal colour.
Is Arcoroc Depression Glass?
Arcoroc is French, and made after 1970-ish, and therefore is not included in the "Depression Glass" genre.