Itinerant glassworkers primarily made their living while moving from place to place. They went on tours, demonstrating in town halls, businesses, and rented buildings; they joined circuses and other traveling acts; they worked at a succession of museums and world’s fairs. Some traveled around the world while others stayed in a country or smaller region.

With the advent of mass transportation and entertainment options, more glassworkers found permanent or semi-permanent jobs, working at tourist attractions, amusement parks, or demonstrating to clubs and school groups. Others transition to scientific glassblowing, opened glass shops, or left the profession altogether.

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