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Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin Presidential Campaign Lantern, 1860

New England Glass Company1860

The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford

Late-nineteenth-century political parties rallied their supporters by holding torchlight parades. In the evening, marchers lit up the street carrying torches, lamps and lanterns. Many of these political lanterns glowed with the names of the candidates, slogans and patriotic symbols. Supporters of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin--the Republican ticket in 1860--would have carried a lantern like this during the nighttime festivities.

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  • Title: Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin Presidential Campaign Lantern, 1860
  • Creator: New England Glass Company
  • Date Created: 1860
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891, Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Presidential campaigns, Political campaigns, United States presidents, Presidential elections, Vice-Presidents, Lanterns (Lighting devices)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Lantern (Lighting device)
  • Object ID: 69.145.2
  • Image ID: THF126788
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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