Miniature Glass Figure, Crane, 1955-1985

Summary

For visitors to the resort towns around Pentwater, Michigan, a trip to Henry Carter Johnson's "Glass Menagerie" was a cherished vacation ritual. For over forty years, beginning in 1952, Johnson heated colored glass rods and fashioned them into multicolored figures. His whimsical creatures captured the imaginations of children and adults who purchased them, providing a tangible reminder of an enjoyable Michigan summer.

For visitors to the resort towns around Pentwater, Michigan, a trip to Henry Carter Johnson's "Glass Menagerie" was a cherished vacation ritual. For over forty years, beginning in 1952, Johnson heated colored glass rods and fashioned them into multicolored figures. His whimsical creatures captured the imaginations of children and adults who purchased them, providing a tangible reminder of an enjoyable Michigan summer.

Artifact

Figure (Representation)

Date Made

1955-1985

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2001.130.87

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ruth Totten Johnson

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Blue
Orange (Color)
Yellow

Dimensions

Height: 3.75 in

Length: 3 in

Width: 2 in

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