Bank

Bank
Title
Bank
Date 
1942
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 4.4 cm )
Description 
Square glass souvenir bank from the 54th "Blizzard Men of 1888" Luncheon; seam around the center of the bank with a coin slot on the top; molded inscription on the front, "COIN BANK/ 'See Your Savings.'"
Credit Line 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Object Number 
1942.158
Marks 
molded: front of glass: "COIN BANK/ 'SEE YOUR SAVINGS'" printed: tag affixed to the front: "54th Anniversary/ Ice Left Over from Blizzard 1888/ LUNCHEON -- MARCH 12, 1942/ 'The Blizzard Men of 1888'/ SAVE FOR DEFENSE STAMPS" printed: tag affixed to reverse: "TO BREAK/ 1. PLACE BANK ON FLOOR or TABLE/ 2. COVER BANK WITH CLOTH TO PREVENT/ POSSIBLE INJURY FROM BROKEN GLASS./ 3. PLACE WEDGE IN COIN SLOT./ 4. TAP WEDGE GENTLY TO BREAK BANK.
Gallery Label 
The Blizzard of 1888 began just after midnight on March 12 and ended approximately twenty-four hours later. The snowfall was worsened by powerful northern gales of up to 60 miles an hour that piled snow in massive drifts. By early morning on the 12th all of the roads and highways had been closed. The total accumulation of snow was over 21 inches. This was a table souvenir from the 54th Blizzard Men's luncheon at the Hotel Pennsylvania, March 12, 1942.
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Creative: Tronvig Group