Depression glass is clear or colored translucent glassware that was sometimes distributed free, or at low cost, around the time of the Great Depression. Many food manufacturers and distributors, put a piece of glassware in boxes of food, as an incentive. Some movie theaters and other businesses would give a piece of depression glass to customers for for coming in the door. Most of this glassware was made in the Ohio River Valley where access to raw materials and power made manufacturing inexpensive. Many manufacturers made hundreds of patterns. Common colors are clear (crystal), pink, pale blue, green, and amber.
These very nice tumblers are green glass, which actually glow under a black light when in the dark. Each is 5 & 1/2 inches tall and have a gentle and subdued ribbed pattern around the body of the glass. They have small bases or pedestals which help with stability. Both are free of chips or cracks, but do have the small manufacturing anomalies which is inherent in most depression glass.
Green Depression Glass Tumblers ** Set of 2