Public Lamp Stands Photos

Public lamp stands just after the electric light was invented often went far beyond utility poles by becoming artistic and elaborately designed street furniture or statements of progress.

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Detail of lampstand at Government House. Nassau, The Bahamas.Detail of lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Sculpted couple embrace on lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Pillars & lamps of Alexandre III bridge plus Petit Palais exposition hall. Paris, France.
Detail of lampstand at Government House. Nassau, The Bahamas.Detail of lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Sculpted couple embrace on lamp at Neues Palais. Potsdam, Germany.Pillars & lamps of Alexandre III bridge plus Petit Palais (1900) exposition hall. Paris, France.
Iron lamppost with cherubs on Alexandre III bridge. Paris, France.Owl carving on lamp column on Academy of Arts, Athens. Greece.Art Nouveau lamp post on Dobó István tér in Eger. Hungary.Seahorse lamp stands near the Bank of Ireland, Dublin. Ireland.
Iron lamppost with cherubs on Alexandre III bridge. Paris, France.Owl carving on lamp column on Academy of Arts, Athens. Greece.Art Nouveau lamp post on Dobó István tér in Eger. Hungary.Seahorse lamp stands near the Bank of Ireland, Dublin. Ireland.
Buildings & street lamps on Rokin. Amsterdam, Netherlands.Ornate street lamps on Blauwbrung bridge near opera. Amsterdam, Netherlands.Palace lampost detail at Het Loo. Apeldoorn, Netherlands.Lamp details of 1000 Wilshire Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Buildings & street lamps on Rokin. Amsterdam, Netherlands.Ornate street lamps on Blauwbrung bridge near opera. Amsterdam, Netherlands.Palace lampost detail at Het Loo. Apeldoorn, Netherlands.Lamp details of 1000 Wilshire Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Lamp stand of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.Dual lamp stand of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.Gilded lamps on PG&E Headquarters. San Francisco, CA.Gate, lamp & City Hall. San Francisco, CA.
Lamp stand of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.Dual lamp stand of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles, CA.Gilded lamps on PG&E Headquarters. San Francisco, CA.Gate, lamp & City Hall (with green dome before restoration). San Francisco, CA.
Chinese lamp & pagoda-style roof in Chinatown. San Francisco, CA.Gamble house oriental-type lamp typical of Greene & Greene houses. Pasadena, CA.Lampstand outside Market Center building on 17th Street. Denver, CO.Brass & glass lampshade at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.
Chinese lamp & pagoda-style roof in Chinatown. San Francisco, CA.Gamble house oriental-type lamp typical of Greene & Greene houses. Pasadena, CA.Lampstand outside Market Center building on 17th Street. Denver, CO.Brass & glass lampshade at Byers-Evans House. Denver, CO.
Hour-glass shaped lamp outside insurance building. Hartford, CT.Woman with lamp, one of series of gilded statues on poles surrounding Old State House. Hartford, CT.Capitol Hill lamp stands. Washington, DC.Capitol Hill lamp stand. Washington, DC.
Hour-glass shaped lamp outside insurance building. Hartford, CT.Woman with lamp, one of series of gilded statues on poles surrounding Old State House. Hartford, CT.Capitol Hill lamp stands (1877). Washington, DC. Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted.Capitol Hill lamp stand (1877). Washington, DC. Architect: Frederick Law Olmsted.
Library of Congress lamp stand. Washington, DC.Entrance hall of Library of Congress. Washington, DC.Lamp stand at Union Station. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building. Washington, DC.
Library of Congress lamp stand. Washington, DC.Lamp stand in entrance hall of Library of Congress. Washington, DC.Lamp stand with eagle at Union Station. Washington, DC.Old Executive Office Building lamp stand with blossoms. Washington, DC.
Mayan motif lamp of OAS building. Washington, DC.Mayan motif lamp of OAS building. Washington, DC.Former Post Office Department. Washington, DC.Signed Tiffany stained glass lamp with bronze at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.
Mayan motif lamp in front of OAS building. Washington, DC.Mayan glass panels in lamp in front of OAS building. Washington, DC.Former Post Office Department facade & lamps. Washington, DC.Signed Tiffany stained glass lamp with bronze (late 19th C) at Lightner Museum. St Augustine, FL.
Art Deco lamp outside Tides Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.Art Deco lamp & railing of Sherbrooke Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.Art Deco lamp hangs from dome in Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.Jewish symbols on stained-glass windows flank Art Deco lamp in Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.
Art Deco lamp outside Tides Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.Art Deco lamp & railing of Sherbrooke Hotel. Miami Beach, FL.Art Deco lamp hangs from dome in Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.Jewish symbols on stained-glass windows flank Art Deco lamp in Jewish Museum of Florida. Miami Beach, FL.
Egyptian-style ceiling lamp in washroom of Fox Theatre. Atlanta, GA.Plastic lamp in Fox Theatre. Atlanta, GA.Egyptian-style lamp in Fox Theatre. Atlanta, GA.Candler Building lamps held by snakes held by lion. Atlanta, GA.
Egyptian-style ceiling lamp in washroom of Fox Theatre. Atlanta, GA.Plastic lamp in Fox Theatre. Atlanta, GA.Egyptian-style lamp in Fox Theatre. Atlanta, GA.Candler Building lamps held by snakes held by lion. Atlanta, GA.
Cast iron lamp on Imperial Theatre. Augusta, GA.Lamp on Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Lamp which once served as beacon for ships in Emmet park on bluff above Savannah River. Savannah, GA.Lions & lamps on face of Peoples Gas Company Building. Chicago, IL.
Cast iron lamp on Imperial Theatre. Augusta, GA.Lamp on Savannah City Hall. Savannah, GA.Lamp which once served as beacon for ships in Emmet park on bluff above Savannah River. Savannah, GA.Lions & lamps on face of Peoples Gas Company Building. Chicago, IL.
Lamps on Harold Washington Library Center. Chicago, IL.Lamp stand with eagles at Civil War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN.Lamp stand at Civil War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN.Lamp stand with bears & buffalo at Civil War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN.
Lamps on Harold Washington Library Center. Chicago, IL.Lamp stand with eagles holding lights at Civil War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN.Lamp stand with faces & serpents at Civil War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN.Lamp stand base with bears & buffalo at Civil War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN.
Lamp stand with bears & buffalo at Civil War Memorial. Indianapolis, IN.War memorial lamp & Market Tower building. Indianapolis, IN.New SBC building. Indianapolis, IN.Bronze lamp at Scottish Rite Cathedral. Indianapolis, IN.
Lamp stand base with bears & buffalo on War Memorial Plaza. Indianapolis, IN.War memorial lamp stand against Market Tower building. Indianapolis, IN.New SBC building (1974) (220 North Meridian St.) with lamps of US Court House & Post Office. Indianapolis, IN. Style: Modern. Architect: Kahn & Jacobs + Fleck, Burkart, Shropshire, Boots, Reid & Associates.Bronze lamp stand at Scottish Rite Cathedral. Indianapolis, IN.
Lamp in House chamber of Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Bronze lamp in Memorial Hall of Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Lamp standards of State Capital Annex topped with pelicans. Baton Rouge, LA.Wrought iron lamp fixture in Beacon Hill. Boston, MA.
Lamp in House chamber of Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Bronze lamp in Memorial Hall of Louisiana State Capitol. Baton Rouge, LA.Lamp standards of State Capital Annex topped with pelicans. Baton Rouge, LA.Wrought iron lamp fixture in Beacon Hill. Boston, MA.
Bronze lamp at County courthouse. Springfield, MA.Cast iron lamp of American National Bank building. Kalamazoo, MI.Lampstand at Michigan State Capitol. Lansing, MI.Lamp globe on Mississippi State Capitol. Jackson, MS.
Bronze lamp at County courthouse. Springfield, MA.Cast iron lamp of American National Bank building. Kalamazoo, MI.Lampstand at Michigan State Capitol. Lansing, MI.Lamp globe on Mississippi State Capitol. Jackson, MS.
Newel post & lamp standard in Montana State Capitol. Helena, MT.Art Deco lamp of Redick Plaza Hotel. Omaha, NE.Lamp in Unicameral chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Lamp & columns over doorway of New Jersey State Capitol. Trenton, NJ.
Newel post & lamp standard in Montana State Capitol. Helena, MT.Art Deco lamp of Redick Plaza Hotel. Omaha, NE.Lamp in Unicameral chamber Nebraska State Capitol. Lincoln, NE.Lamp & columns over doorway of New Jersey State Capitol. Trenton, NJ.
Umbrella-like lamps in Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.Umbrella lamps in Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.Umbrella lamps in Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.Lamps in shopping arcade at Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.
Umbrella-like lamps in Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.Umbrella lamps in Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.Umbrella lamps in Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.Lamps in shopping arcade at Wynn Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.
Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lamp stands of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp of Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lamp stands with statues of students on steps of New York State Education Department. Albany, NY.Lamp stands of New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp of Assembly chamber in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.
Art Deco lamp in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp & Terra-cotta detail of Guaranty / Prudential Building. Buffalo, NY.Lamp fixture in Guaranty / Prudential Building. Buffalo, NY.Ceramic lamp shade showing President's House which Theodore Roosevelt renamed the White House. Buffalo, NY.
Art Deco lamp in New York State Capitol. Albany, NY.Lamp & Terra-cotta detail of Guaranty / Prudential Building. Buffalo, NY.Lamp fixture in Guaranty / Prudential Building. Buffalo, NY.Ceramic lamp shade showing President's House which Theodore Roosevelt renamed the White House. Buffalo, NY.
Lamp stand in Nathan Hale [aka New York City Hall] Park. New York, NY.Art Deco lamp on Metropolitan Life North building. New York, NY.Lamp hangs in stairwell of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Lamp before St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University. New York, NY.
Lamp stand in Nathan Hale [aka New York City Hall] Park. New York, NY.Art Deco lamp on Metropolitan Life North building. New York, NY.Lamp hangs in stairwell of New York Public Library. New York, NY.Lamp before St. Paul's Chapel at Columbia University. New York, NY.
Hanging Lotus Lamp by Louis Comfort Tiffany at MoMA. New York, NY.Lamp where glass thickness creates images in back parlor of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Lamp where glass thickness creates images in back parlor of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Modern retro lamps in lobby of State Capitol. Columbus, OH.
Hanging Lotus Lamp (1905) by Louis Comfort Tiffany at MoMA. New York, NY.Lamp where glass thickness creates images in back parlor of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Lamp where glass thickness creates images in back parlor of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace. New York, NY.Modern retro lamps in lobby of State Capitol. Columbus, OH.
Art Deco lamp on Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco lamp on Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco lamp on Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco lamp on Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.
Art Deco lamp support on Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco lamp on Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco windows & lamps of Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.Art Deco lamp on Carew Tower. Cincinnati, OH.
Hexagonal Art Deco lamp on First National Center. Oklahoma City, OK.Art deco lamp of Oklahoma County Courthouse. Oklahoma City, OK.Interior lamp & stairway of Boston Avenue Methodist Church. Tulsa, OK.Interior lamp of Boston Avenue Methodist Church. Tulsa, OK.
Hexagonal Art Deco lamp on First National Center. Oklahoma City, OK.Art deco lamp of Oklahoma County Courthouse. Oklahoma City, OK.Interior lamp & stairway of Boston Avenue Methodist Church. Tulsa, OK.Interior lamp of Boston Avenue Methodist Church. Tulsa, OK.
Lampstands at entrance to Pennsylvania Capitol. Harrisburg, PA.Lampstand at entrance to Pennsylvania Capitol. Harrisburg, PA.The Breakers sculpted bronze lamp post. Newport, RI.Rosecliff mansion iron phoenix holds lamp over entrance. Newport, RI.
Lampstands at entrance to Pennsylvania Capitol. Harrisburg, PA.Lampstand at entrance to Pennsylvania Capitol. Harrisburg, PA.The Breakers sculpted bronze lamp post. Newport, RI.Rosecliff mansion iron phoenix holds lamp over entrance. Newport, RI.
Lamp stand in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Lamp in Senate chamber of South Dakota State Capitol. Pierre, SD.Bexer County Courthouse lamp detail. San Antonio, TX.JPMorgan Chase Building lamp in doorway. Houston, TX.
Lamp stand in Rhode Island State House. Providence, RI.Lamp in Senate chamber of South Dakota State Capitol. Pierre, SD.Bexer County Courthouse lamp detail. San Antonio, TX.JPMorgan Chase Building lamp in doorway. Houston, TX.
Lampstand on State Capitol. Austin, TX.University of Texas Battle Hall cast iron lamp. Austin, TX.Lamp with surrounding on Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Pioneer Square pergola lamps. Seattle, WA.
Lampstand on State Capitol. Austin, TX.University of Texas Battle Hall cast iron lamp. Austin, TX.Lamp with surrounding on Felt Building. Salt Lake City, UT.Pioneer Square pergola lamps. Seattle, WA.
Bronze lamp of Suzzallo Library on University of Washington campus. Seattle, WA.Hanging lamp with classical figures etched on globe designed by Tiffany Studies in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Tiffany hanging lamp in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze lamp near entrance Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Bronze lamp of Suzzallo Library on University of Washington campus. Seattle, WA.Hanging lamp with classical figures etched on globe designed by Tiffany Studies in Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Tiffany hanging lamp in Rotunda of Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.Bronze lamp near entrance Washington State Capitol. Olympia, WA.
Lamp stands of Wisconsin State Capitol. Madison, WI.Lamp in House chamber of Wyoming State Capitol. Cheyenne, WY.Art Deco lamp fixture of former Union Pacific Cheyenne depot. Cheyenne, WY.Brass knight lamp on newel post of Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.
Lamp stands of Wisconsin State Capitol. Madison, WI.Lamp in House chamber of Wyoming State Capitol. Cheyenne, WY.Art Deco lamp fixture of former Union Pacific Cheyenne depot. Cheyenne, WY.Brass knight lamp on newel post of Laramie Plains Museum. Laramie, WY.
Old Faithful Lodge hanging lamp with bears & train at Yellowstone National Park. WY.


Old Faithful Lodge hanging lamp with bears & train at Yellowstone National Park. WY.



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