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Description

The object is a paper lantern, which bears a portrait image of Abraham Lincoln and an image of an American bald eagle. It is made from paper, cardstock, and metal and features an accordion fold, which enables it to be stored flat. Its inside has a small metal candleholder, and a metal handle is attached to its top for carrying.

Contributor

Justice Frank J. and Virginia Williams

Approximate Creation Date

ca. 1861

Measurement

12 inches (height)

Materials and Techniques Display

paper and metal

Inscription

front: LINCOLN / 1861-1865 back: CENTL / 1776-1876

Creation Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Work Type

lantern (lighting device)

Class

Article

Rights

Copyright protected by Mississippi State University Libraries. Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required.

ID

8135

Current Location

Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States)

Repository

Mississippi State University Libraries

Digital Publisher

Mississippi State University Libraries (electronic version).

Contact Information

For more information about the contents of this collection, email sp_coll@library.msstate.edu.

Abraham Lincoln Paper Lantern

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