Museum Holiday Schedule

The New-York Historical Society Museum will be open Wednesday, December 24, 10am-3pm and will reopen Friday, December 26, 10am-8pm. For details, please visit our calendar.

Paper lantern with wire frame

Paper lantern with wire frame
Paper lantern with wire frame
Paper lantern with wire frame
Title
Paper lantern with wire frame
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
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.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1954.55ab
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"
Gallery Label 
Rutherford B. Hayes (Republican, OH) and William A. Wheeler (Republican, NY) were elected president and vice-president in 1876.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group