Lantern

Lantern
Title
Lantern
Date 
1860-1890
Medium 
Tin, glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 7 x 8 1/2 in. ( 26 x 17.8 x 21.6 cm )
Description 
Cylindrical 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.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.1509
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.
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group