Thursday, April 30, 2009

Glassmaking at Jamestown

Captain John Smith

Some examples of vessels they made.

These are drawings from a historical book, The Tryal of Glasse - The Story of Glassmaking at Jamestown about the Virginia Colonists during the presidency of Captain John Smith.

Glassmaking in America began at Jamestown, Virginia in 1608, where a glass factory was operating in the nearby forest just a little more than a year after the first colonists arrived from England. The 'tryal of glass' sent back to England that year was the first glass make by Englishmen in the New World, and the manufacture of glass, therefore, can justly lay claim to being the first factory industry in England's American colonies. (J.C. Harrington)


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Thanks so much for your visit and your sweet comment! I have enjoyed perusing your lovely blog and I shall return. You are welcome over at our place anytime!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

This is an interesting post, I love all the illustrations, the line quality is beautiful.

artslice said...

Hi Liz - I thought the drawings lovely too... thank you!

Hi Edwards- thanks for stopping by and for the welcome... of course the same goes for you too!