Set of Tumblers Commemorating the First Moon Landing, circa 1969

Summary

In the 1960s and 1970s, gas stations and other types of convenience stores often gave away promotional glasses featuring a wide array of popular subjects of the day. At the height of the Apollo space program, Marathon gas stations offered a series of glasses featuring the Apollo 11, 12, 13, and 14 missions, including these Apollo 11 promotional drinking glasses.

In the 1960s and 1970s, gas stations and other types of convenience stores often gave away promotional glasses featuring a wide array of popular subjects of the day. At the height of the Apollo space program, Marathon gas stations offered a series of glasses featuring the Apollo 11, 12, 13, and 14 missions, including these Apollo 11 promotional drinking glasses.

Artifact

Tumbler (Drinking glass)

Date Made

circa 1969

Subject Date

20 July 1969

Creators

Libbey, Inc. 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2017.134.7

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Jan Hiatt.

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Blue
Red
White (Color)
Colorless

Dimensions

Height: 4.125 in

Diameter: 2.75 in

Inscriptions

around sides of tumblers: MAN ON THE MOON / JULY 20, 1969 / USA / EAGLE "Tranquility Base" / NEIL A. ARMSTRONG / EDWIN E. ALDRIN, JR. / MICHAEL COLLINS / APOLLO 11 on bottom of three tumblers: L

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