Bank

Object Number: 
1942.158
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 )
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 reve
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.'"
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Lena Cadwalader Evans
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group