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Campaign lantern

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Overall: 23 x 7 x 2 in. (58.4 x 17.8 x 5.1 cm)
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.
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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