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Object Number: 
Tin, glass
Overall: 10 1/4 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. ( 26 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm )
Cylindrical kerosene lantern of sheet tin painted black with red stripe oultines, strap handle and bail handle, hinged door with cylindrical shade, colored (red and green) glass fitted in interior rotates when chimney is turned.
Gallery Label: 
This lantern is most likely associated with the railroads. It was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group