Until I spent several years working with some of the mega collectors of Mt. Washington Glass, my interest in the glass industry and its breadth in Massachusetts was minimal at best. However, learning about the process of manufacture and the ties to American cultural history, I’ve become rather intrigued by the whole story.

Releasing in October, The Glass Industry in South Boston, is bound to satisfy a recent need for new research. The book was spearheaded by renowned appraiser Joan Kaiser, and covers Boston furnaces from 1811 to centuries end. Add to that the most complete pictorial history of Boston glass, and you’ve got a comprehensive tome.

Sound boring? Probably. But, don’t discount the glass industries roll in shaping America from art to lighting.

The Glass Industry in South Boston will be published by the University Press of New England.

Available for pre-order now from Amazon.

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