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Paper lantern with wire frame

Object Number: 
1954.55ab
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Paper, metal, wood, wax
Dimensions: 
Overall (lantern - flat): 23 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 1/2 in. (59.4 x 18.1 x 1.3 cm) Frame: 27 3/8 x 4 x 2 in. ( 69.5 x 10.2 x 5
Marks: 
printed: at base of lantern (on each of six sides): "Manufactured by / SPRAGUE & FRENCH / NORWALK, OHIO" stamped: near top edge of lantern: "94C" handwritten in pencil: on front side: "4404" and "1888[sic] Campaign"
Description: 
Elongated almond-shaped yellow and pale blue paper lantern with designs printed in orange and black; souvenir of the 1876 presidential campaign of Rutherford B. Hayes, with portrait of Hayes printed on one side and portrait of his running mate, William A. Wheeler, printed on the other; wire frame with wooden supports at either end, the lower end with sheet metal cuff to serve as a candle holder.
Gallery Label: 
Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican, OH) and William A. Wheeler (Republican, NY) were elected president and vice-president in 1876.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group