|Helen and Bertha Smith's Ruby Red Flash souvenir glass|
The large cup belonged to Mary’s maternal aunt Helen Margaret Smith. Helen died in 1913 so Mary never knew her. Helen’s cup is 3 ¼ inches tall and 2 ¾ inches wide. As you can see, the top part is smooth red glass while the bottom and handle are clear glass with a decorative heart band. The bottom of the cup has a star pattern. The name “Helen” and the year “1904” are etched on the front side of the cup. Helen would have been 9 years old in 1904.
|Bottom view of Bertha's|
Both the cup and toothpick holder have a few small spots on the red part of the glass but are otherwise in good condition.
My sister once told me these were popular souvenir items sold at traveling fairs during the early 20th century.
|Side view of Helen's cup|
|Bottom view of Helen's cup|
|Helen Margaret Smith|
|Bertha Edna Smith|