Glass weaving was a well-established art form in
Europe but was rarely used in the United States.
J.A. Decknatel and Son established this unusual
show of weaving glass as if it was made out of fabric.
Weaving the fiery glass into thread, they produced
an array gowns, neckties, napkins, large tablecloths- all
out of glass. On occasion, their products were
even combined with silk.
Each patron was given a small colored glass bow
as a souvenir. Decknatel's company also produced a
diverse collection of traditional glass items such as plates,
vases, bowls, and glasses.
The Glass Weavers building at the 1904 World's Fair sported
an interesting protractor-like sign, with the words- `Jewel
of the Pike' in the arc.
Price of Admission- 25 cents adults 15 cents
Glass weaving on the Pike.
Lee Gaskins' AT THE FAIR The 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
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