Kentucky Derby Souvenir Glass
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Almost everyone leaves with a Kentucky Derby souvenir glass from which the signature Kentucky Derby drink, the Mint Julep, is served. These Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses are a long standing tradition, beginning in the late 1930’s.
The first Kentucky Derby souvenir glass design was in 1938, where a twin spiral clubhouse, a horse, and roses adorned the Kentucky Derby fan favorite. A new logo is now designed every year. Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses are made by Libbey Glass Company and are distributed by the Harry M. Stevens Company. The Kentucky Derby souvenir glass is 5 ¼’’ tall, 2 ¾’’ wide, and holds 12 ounces.
Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses were first used in limited numbers, and were water glasses. During the next two years, a true Mint Julep Kentucky Derby souvenir glass was produced for general distribution. By World War II, glass was too hard to find, so Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses were made with aluminum in 1940 and 1941. Bakelite (the first plastic made from synthetic components) was used from 1941 to 1944. 1945 marked the Kentucky Derby souvenir glass’s return to actual glass, but it was in low supply. During that time period, three different Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses were made; tall frosted, short frosted, and juice glasses. The list of Kentucky Derby winners, dating back to the first Kentucky Derby, appeared on the 1954’s set of Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses.
Blank, undecorated (all except for the list of Kentucky Derby winners from 1875) Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses were used from 1946 until 1970. Now, Kentucky Derby goers can purchase Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses separately without the Mint Julep. An older, complete set of four Kentucky Derby souvenir glasses, depending upon condition, can cost from $600 to $16,000.
Do not forget to take home a Kentucky Derby souvenir glass, with or without the Mint Julep. Enjoy the Kentucky
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