Souvenir Glass Collection
August 5, 2007 8:06 PM   Subscribe

Thomas Graz has a collection of glasses with pictures on them. Mainly from the countries of the former Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the German Empire, but including some other countries too. A novel way to navigate history, architecture, people and landscape. Oh! and he needs help with some of them too.
posted by tellurian (6 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Very cool site. Thanks.
posted by arse_hat at 8:43 PM on August 5, 2007

I love stuff like this. Excellent! Interesting what people choose to focus on in their lives.
posted by Eekacat at 8:46 PM on August 5, 2007

Great site, tellurian - I am amazed at how much detail about the illustrations and the places they depict he provides. I just love it that the Web gives a place for people to post and share their unusual collections like this.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:57 PM on August 5, 2007

WHAT? No Fred Flintstone glasses? Gaddam snooty Europeans!

*ahem* Nice post tellurian. My god, what an amazing collection this person has, and this website: what an admirable labor of love! And what mjj said, about the web providing a stage on which to present this sort of thing. Fantastic!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:03 PM on August 5, 2007

Lovely stuff and agree and third the sentiment that one can share such interests is one of the main joys of the web. Shame that I couldn't help for his request to get the detail on the glasses he is looking for info on.
posted by Gratishades at 4:40 AM on August 6, 2007

My first thought.

This is a great collection, but I found the navigation kind of... overly complicated. That said, it's so super cool that now everyone can see this instead of just the people who'd encounter it by going to his house. How many other cool collections are there like this that we never get to see?
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:58 AM on August 6, 2007

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