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Champagne glass

Object Number: 
2017.12.1
Date: 
2016
Medium: 
Printed glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 in. × 2 1/8 in. (20.3 × 5.4 cm)
Marks: 
No manufacturer’s marks.
Inscriptions: 
Description: 

Flute-shaped champagne glass with tall stem and circular foot. Face of flute printed with navy blue design depicting subway train emerging from New York cityscape. Face also stamped “Second / Avenue / Subway" beneath train graphic.

Gallery Label: 

After over thirty years of construction, New York City’s long-awaited Second Avenue Subway line finally opened on January 1, 2017. On December 31, 2016, just prior to the public opening, the line was celebrated at an invitation-only New Years’ Eve gathering and inaugural ride sponsored by fourteen New York City cultural institutions. The New-York Historical Society numbered among the event’s sponsor. Among those in attendance was the Historical Society’s President and CEO, Dr. Louise Mirrer, who received these souvenirs that evening.

Bibliography: 
Credit Line: 
Gift of Louise Mirrer, PhD, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society
Provenance: 
Place Made: 
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group