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Paper lantern

Paper lantern
Title
Paper lantern
Date 
1864
Medium 
Paper, metal, cardboard
Dimensions 
Overall (open): 11 1/2 x 7 in. (29.2 x 17.8 cm) Overall (flat): 3/4 x 7 in. (1.9 x 17.8 cm)
Description 
Cylindrical white paper lantern with green garlands painted around the inscription, "LINCOLN/ AND/ JOHNSON"; souvenir of the 1864 presidential campaign of Abraham Lincoln; paper accordions open with a cardboard ring at the top and a carboard base with sheet metal cuff to serve as a candle holder; wire handle at top for hanging.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1953.19
Marks 
painted: center: "LINCOLN/ AND/ JOHNSON"
Gallery Label 
Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson were elected president and vice-president in 1864.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group