Answered By: Rebecca Hopman Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016 Views: 14
The Corning Museum of Glass collection includes a number of objects connected to notable people, including glass depicting individuals like John F. Kennedy, George Washington, Chairman Mao, Amenhotep, and Akhenaten, among others. We also have glass that was formerly owned by royalty, government officials, literary figures (such as Wolfgang von Goethe), and other notable individuals (such as Liberace). I have attached a list of items gathered from our staff (not comprehensive).
In regards to Benjamin Franklin, we do have a glass harmonica (79.3.35) in our collection (although this particular item was not owned by Franklin). You can read more about glass harmonicas in this article on our website.