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What is green depression glass?

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Green depression glass is a mass-produced, collectible type of glassware that is inexpensive to make and was popularized during the era of the Great Depression. The glass is typically green in color and translucent.

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Companies like Coca-Cola popularized the glass in dishware and glassware. The glass got its name because it was often passed out at movies and in shipped boxes during the Great Depression because the bright colors were thought to have cheered people up. With so many companies advertising on the cheap glasses and plates, collecting the items became easy and often distracting. People still collect the glass, as of 2015, with companies like Coca-Cola still producing pieces.

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