Lanterns Photos

Lanterns provide light for many work situations e.g. mining and even historic political campaigns.

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USS Constitution lantern at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.Lantern from England, reputed to have hung in Boston's Old North Church on April 18,1775 to signal British movements to Paul Revere & others at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Tin lantern at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Ships lanterns in chandlery at Mystic Seaport. Mystic, CT.
USS Constitution lantern at Park Service Visitor Center. Boston, MA.Lantern (1765-75) from England, reputed to have hung in Boston's Old North Church on April 18,1775 to signal British movements to Paul Revere & others at Concord Museum. Concord, MA.Tin lantern at Nathan Hale Homestead Museum. Coventry, CT.Ships lanterns in chandlery at Mystic Seaport. Mystic, CT.
Tin lantern at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Early American glass bottles & a lantern at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Mold-blown lanterns engraved with promotional names by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Mold-blown lantern engraved with name of Dr. Marcus F. Delano who served as surgeon in Civil War by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. or Cape Cod Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Tin lantern at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.Early American glass bottles & a lantern at Judson House. Stratford, CT.Mold-blown lanterns engraved with promotional names (1850-70) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Mold-blown lantern (1865) engraved with name of Dr. Marcus F. Delano who served as surgeon in Civil War by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. or Cape Cod Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Mold-blown lanterns engraved with initials RER by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Candlesticks & lanterns at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Tin candle holders & lanterns at Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Santa Fe, NM.Double mantled lanterns with two wicks which cast no shadow at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Mold-blown lanterns engraved with initials RER (1880) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Candlesticks & lanterns at Woodman Museum. Dover, NH.Tin candle holders & lanterns (19th C) at Museum of Spanish Colonial Art. Santa Fe, NM.Double mantled lanterns with two wicks which cast no shadow at Governor Bent Museum. Taos, NM.
Three-wick gimballed ship's lantern excavated from La Belle Shipwreck at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Flintlocks, powder & lamps in guardhouse in Fort James at Jamestown Settlement. Jamestown, VA.Whale oil chandelier in kitchen at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.Safety lamp used in powder magazines recovered from USS Cairo. Vicksburg, MS.
Three-wick gimballed ship's lantern (c1684) excavated from La Belle Shipwreck (lent: TX Historical Commission) at Bullock Texas State History Museum. Austin, TX.Flintlocks, powder & lamps in guardhouse in Fort James at Jamestown Settlement. Jamestown, VA.Whale oil chandelier in kitchen at Craik-Patton House. Charleston, WV.Safety lamp used in powder magazines recovered from USS Cairo. Vicksburg, MS.
Collection of explosion-proof mining lamps at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Carbide lamp & miner's cap at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Silver miner's lamp with Virgin Mary from Bolivia at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Campaign torches from 1860 presidential campaign including one with Lincoln's name at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Collection of explosion-proof mining lamps at Colorado History Museum. Denver, CO.Carbide lamp (c1915) & miner's cap (c1895) at Washington State History Museum. Tacoma, WA.Silver miner's lamp with Virgin Mary (19th C) from Bolivia at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Campaign torches from 1860 presidential campaign including one with Lincoln's name at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.
Cane stand with torch for torch light parades in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Election parade campaign torch at 1859 Jail Museum. Independence, MO.Campaign tin torch patented by Saulson of Troy, NY at Rutherford B. Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Cut overlay parade lantern for Lincoln & Hamlin by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Cane stand with torch for torch light parades in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.Election parade campaign torch at 1859 Jail Museum. Independence, MO.Campaign tin torch (1876) patented by Saulson of Troy, NY at Rutherford B. Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Cut overlay parade lantern for Lincoln & Hamlin (1860) by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.
Overlay lantern pane for Lincoln campaign with rooster emblem of "Wide-Awakes" antislavery political group by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Brass torch-light election parade lamp in Benjamin Harrison house. Indianapolis, IN.Rutherford B. Hayes & William A. Wheeler presidential campaign lantern at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Benjamin Harrison & Levi P. Morton campaign paper lantern. Fremont, OH.
Overlay lantern pane for Lincoln campaign (1860) with rooster emblem of "Wide-Awakes" antislavery political group by Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. at Sandwich Glass Museum. Sandwich, MA.Brass lamp with bell used in torch-light election parades at Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Indianapolis, IN.Rutherford B. Hayes & William A. Wheeler presidential campaign lantern (1876) at Hayes Museum. Fremont, OH.Benjamin Harrison & Levi P. Morton campaign paper lantern (1888) (at Hayes Presidential Center). Fremont, OH.
Full dinner Pail campaign lantern from William McKinley & Theodore Roosevelt election at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Carved fisherman with lantern on fisherman's wharf. Monterey, CA.Transcontinental railroad commemorative lantern at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Antique railway lanterns & candle lanterns at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Full dinner Pail campaign lantern from William McKinley & Theodore Roosevelt election (1900) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Carved fisherman with lantern on fisherman's wharf. Monterey, CA.Transcontinental railroad commemorative lantern (c1860-70) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Antique railway lanterns & candle lanterns at Judson House. Stratford, CT.
Collection of railway lanterns at Nevada State Railroad Museum. Carson City, NV.Lanterns & hardware at Barbours General Store museum. Saint John, NB.Railway lanterns at Lomita Railroad Museum. Lomita, CA.Lantern in New Mexico Museum of Art. Santa Fe, NM.
Collection of railway lanterns at Nevada State Railroad Museum. Carson City, NV.Lanterns & hardware at Barbours General Store museum. Saint John, NB.Railway lanterns at Lomita Railroad Museum. Lomita, CA.Lantern in New Mexico Museum of Art. Santa Fe, NM.
Metal temple lanterns hang in Nara. Japan.Lantern detail on the Heian-jingu Shrine. Japan.

Metal temple lanterns hang in Nara. Japan.Lantern detail on the Heian-jingu Shrine. Japan.


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