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:
a little souvenir for you
That ''SYRIA TEMPLE'' sends;
If the small part will not do,