Looking through old glass at the Grand Portage Rendezvous

I love looking at the world through old glass, the way the swirls and bubbles and waves provide motion even on the stillest of days.

Trade room in the Great Hall at Grand Portage Monument

Canoe warehoue Grand Portage Monument Minnesota

Musicians outside the Great Hall at Grand Portage Monument Minnesota

through the windows Great Hall at Grand Portage Monument

through the windows Great Hall at Grand Portage Monument Minnesota

window with stockade Great Hall Grand Portage Minnesota

These images were captured in August in the Great Hall at the Grand Portage National Monument. I’m not sure how old this glass actually is, as the hall is a modern reconstruction, but it behaves like old glass.

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Grand Portage Rendezvous
Grand Portage National Monument

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10 thoughts on “Looking through old glass at the Grand Portage Rendezvous”

    1. The buildings here are reproductions, so the windows are either repurposed old glass cut to fit or new old-looking glass. There are a number of companies that make reproduction glass good enough for use in historical properties (Fort Snelling here in Minnesota has reproduction glass), so I’m guessing that’s what they used here too. It wouldn’t be that hard to create new “old” glass by duplicating historic processes, but I’m not sure how they make it look aged (weathered and slumping) like these were. We looked at these windows a long time trying to decide if they were really old; they sure looked like like they were, so they did a good job however they did it!

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