In the 1930s, moviegoers went to see Garbo or Gable and often came home with glass. As a promotion, theaters offered colorful, inexpensive glassware for sale. The glassware, now a collectible known as Depression glass, also was given away in boxes of soap and flour.
If you want to see a large collection, the Long Island Depression Glass Society's spring show and sale is at the Freeport Recreation Center 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and
10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow. Admission is $6.50.
If you have Depression-era glassware you want appraised, experts will look it over for free (limit of six pieces) at Sunday's show only. There also will be a raffle for a rare, Cameo "Dancing Girl" set made from 1930 to 1934. For more information, call 516-798-0492 or visit lidgs.org.