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The Famous Glass Dress: Royal Robe of Princess Eulalia, The Libbey Glass Company, CMGL 134150
Image: The Famous Glass Dress: Royal Robe of Princess Eulalia, The Libbey Glass Company. CMGL 134150.

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Additional Online Resources

We have a number of resources that have been digitized and are available online, including:

  • A two-sided cabinet card published by the Libbey Glass Company with information on Princess Eulalia's glass dress (CGML 134150).
  • LG 1. Libbey Glass Company, Glass dress for 1893 World’s Fair, which includes, among other items, a photograph of a mannequin wearing a dress made of spun glass cloth; Georgia Cayvan in the Libbey-made glass gown; and a cabinet card featuring Princess Eulalia of Spain wearing the spun-glass dress made by Libbey Glass Company (CGML 164620).
  • Libbey Glass Company World’s Fair 1893, a guidebook to the Libbey exhibit, including information on the process of spinning, weaving and braiding glass fiber (CGML 28234).
  • Field, Kate. The Drama of Glass. [Toledo, Ohio]: The Libbey Glass Co., [189?]. See "Epilogue: The Actress and the Infanta (CGML 19337).
  • Broadside advertising a spun glass bonnet, ca. 1883-1900 (CGML 131369).
  • Advertising card for Madam J. Rieth’s troupe of American and Bohemian glass blowers, ca. 1880-1900, featuring a "beautiful glass dress and shawl -- only ones ever made -- flexible as silk (CGML 45697)
  • Broadside advertising London glass blower Mr. Finn's fancy glass working and spinning exhibition at Augusta's United States Hotel, with reference to Queen Victoria's wedding garment, partially made of spun glass (CGML 164968).

Additional Resources

The Rakow Research Library has a number of additional resources that could assist you in your research (links are to Library catalog records unless otherwise noted):

Borrowing Library Materials

If you wish to borrow copies of library items, please contact your local library. The Rakow Research Library will lend designated books from its collection and will send copies of articles requested by other libraries. Your library can request items through the OCLC WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) system or by direct request through email at For more information, please see our ILL Policies and Procedures.


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