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Paper lantern with wire frame

Paper lantern with wire frame
Paper lantern with wire frame
Title
Paper lantern with wire frame
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
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.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1962.4ab
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 America." / 1840. 1888. / Tippecanoe and / Morton too."
Gallery Label 
Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton were elected president and vice-president in 1888.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group