Campaign lantern

Campaign lantern
Title
Campaign lantern
Date 
1888
Medium 
Paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 x 7 x 2 in. (58.4 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm)
Description 
Balloon-shaped paper lantern printed with portraits of Grover Cleveland and Allen G. Thurman; with text "FOR PRESIDENT / GROVER CLEVELAND" and "FOR VICE-PRESIDENT / ALLEN G. THURMAN." Missing wire frame.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.164
Gallery Label 
Paper lanterns like these were lit with candles and carried in torchlight parades. This example was used during the 1888 presidential campaign of Grover Cleveland.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group