Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass

Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Harzfield's Kansas City

I thought I would share this page for our soon-to-be published book on Harzfeld's, Kansas City based a specialty store. Please feel free to use the ad on your blog if you wish.
Best to you,
Joe Boeckholt

Harzfeld’s advertisement featuring Blenko Glass from Milton, West Virginia. Blenko
diversified from sheet glass into vases during the Depression, and by the end of World War
II it had expanded its line of items and ramped up production to meet consumer demand.
Fashionable, branded items such as Russel Wright dinnerware and Jensen silver were also
popular gift items. Numerous unbranded gift and decorative items were also offered to
customers. Courtesy of The Independent, May 22, 1948.


susan said...

Harzfield was one my gmoms favorite stores. We own Jensen silver she purchased one place setting at a time from Harzfield's.
The classic department store. Do any of these stores remain? Not Harzfield but large local not owned by corporation.

Anonymous said...

This ad would be a welcome addition to my paper collection.
Is the original available for sale?

Dr.BOB said...

Fond memories of this and many other large department stores in Kansas City.
We long ago spent 4 years in the area