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This is an interesting, half a century old, frosted glass from the South.

On one side it commemorates the Civil War Centennial, 1861-1961. On the other side is very pro-Confederate imagery. There's a picture in the middle of a Confederate soldier, surrounded by laurel leaves (I suppose), and further surrounded by the words "The Confederate States of America, 22 February 1862, Deo Vindice". You can see the rest of the confederate imagery on the picture.

It seems that Deo Vindice was the motto of the confederate movement, and there's some debate as to whether it means "God is our protector" or "God will vindicate".

The glass measures 4.75" tall, and 2.75" wide at the top. The words and images are painted in bright red, bright blue, and light earthy orange. There are cannonballs painted in black, on one side. The glass itself is frosted glass.

It's in excellent shape. The paint is not chipped whatsoever. There is a tiny, eyelash-sized scratch on the frosted glass, right to the left of the word "centennial". There's a small, light discoloration on the bottom left of the side with the flags.

I realize I could make a political commentary here, but I'm just not going to go there. It is what it is, and people may be interested in it for a variety of reasons. It may even be offensive to some, but for better or for worse it is a part of American history. I've always found it very interesting.

Where it came from: A few years ago I was visiting my sister in Charleston, SC (we're Yankees, originally), and we went to an estate sale in an extremely decrepit house on the edge of town. This house had clearly been shut up and unlived in for 20 years or more. There were a few really interesting items in there, and this glass was one of them.

I pack carefully, ship quickly, and respond to all inquiries. Though a recent transplant to Etsy, I have several years worth of experience shipping from home, via other sites. Thanks for looking!

1961 Civil War Centennial frosted drinking glass. Confederate imagery


  • Materials: glass, paint
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