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1888 Scarce Harrison Morton Campaign Lantern

SKU: EP1931

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Quick Overview

Scarce Presidential night parade campaign lantern made of paper. It has an incredible array of patriotic symbols and images on each panel. One is for President Benjamin Harrison and the other is for his Vice-President Levi Morton from the 1888 Presidential campaign. The paper lantern would have been attached to a wire frame which- amazingly we still have and it is in one piece and will be included. When attached it 'inflates" to a more founded size thanks to the inside frame and displays all sides of the lantern.

You can even see where the candle holder is attached to the wire frame at the bottom. Candles were placed inside and the lantern would be illuminated for the night parade. As you can imagine 99% of them most likely burned up Great piece of Presidential Americana. These lanterns are always fragile so we would recommend displaying it flat as shown in the pictures. However, if you choose to attach it to the metal framing please be extra careful since since after over 100 years these paper lanters. Original.

Harrison Morton Campaign Lantern

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Historical Notes

Lanterns of this type are often called "beat ball" lanterns

Additional Information

Historical Notes Lanterns of this type are often called "beat ball" lanterns
Condition used
Product Condition Typical for these paper lanterns, it shows age wear and has splits at some seams, but one of the best condition of these fragile lanterns we have seen
size 23.5" x7" flat
Price $285.00

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