McKinley-Roosevelt Tin "Dinner Pail" Candle Lantern, 1900


The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford
Dearborn, MI, United States

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. By 1900, torchlight parades were becoming a thing of the past. Still, backers of Republican William McKinley would have used this lantern at some nighttime festivity.


  • Title: McKinley-Roosevelt Tin "Dinner Pail" Candle Lantern, 1900
  • Date: 1900
  • Date Created: 1900
  • Location: United States
  • Subject Keywords: McKinley, William, 1843-1901, Roosevelt, Theodore, 1887-1944, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Political campaigns, Presidential campaigns, Presidential candidates, Presidential elections, Vice-Presidential candidates, United States presidents, Lighting, Lanterns (Lighting devices)
  • Type: Objects
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Lantern (Lighting device)
  • Object ID: 69.145.17
  • Image ID: THF164052
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.


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