Paper lantern with wire frame

Object Number: 
1962.4ab
Date: 
ca. 1888
Medium: 
Paper, metal, wood, wax
Dimensions: 
Overall (lantern flat): 23 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 1/2 in. (59.1 x 18.1 x 1.3 cm) Frame: 27 3/8 x 6 x 3 in. ( 69.5 x 15.2 x 7.6
Marks: 
printed: at base of lantern, on each of six sides: "Manufactured by / SPRAGUE & FRENCH, / NORWALK, OHIO. / PATENT APPLIED FOR" printed: on one side of lantern, above and below image of a log cabin: "PROTECTION. / "We will Support the Interests of Americ
Description: 
Elongated almond-shaped buff, rose, pale green, and yellow paper lantern with designs printed in blue, red, and black; souvenir of the 1888 presidential campaign of Benjamin Harrison, with portrait of Harrison printed on one side and portrait of his running mate, Levi P. Morton, printed on the other; wire frame with wooden supports at either end, the lower end with sheet metal cuff to serve as candle holder.
Gallery Label: 
Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton were elected president and vice-president in 1888.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
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Creative: Tronvig Group