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Campaign lantern

Object Number: 
2010.24.164
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group