1899 Syria Temple Wine Glass
Buffalo, New York
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. to produce a different glass each year with a "theme" suited to the city that they were visiting. The year this wine glass was made, 1899, the Imperial Session was held in Buffalo, New York on June 14th. Hence the gold "buffalo" stencil on the back of the glass. This glass was made in clear (seen above) and green glass (seen below) and they stand 5 inches tall.
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