1911 Syria Temple to Rochester NY Mug

 

Each year Syria Temple produced a glass to commemorate the Imperial Shrine Session that they were to attend.  These glasses were sold and traded much like today's baseball cards and pins and were the most sought after collectibles at these conventions.  Syria Temple commissioned Westmoreland Glass Co. and United States Glass Company to produce a different glass each year with a "theme" suited to the city that they were visiting.  This glass was designed for the Imperial Session in Rochester, New York.   It came with a cute little poem printed on a card and tucked into the glass... it reads like this:

TO THE REPRESENTATIVE

  Here's a little souvenir for you

   That ''SYRIA TEMPLE'' sends;

   If the small part will not do,

  Then use the other end.

 

 

         

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