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1952

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Lantern (USA), 1765–66

This is a Lantern. It is dated 1765–66 and we acquired it in 1952. Its medium is gilded tôle (iron, tin), glass. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

It is credited Gift of the Estate of Natalie K. Blair.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 53.5 x 22.5 x 22 cm (21 1/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Bottom inscribed: This lantern was the highest on liberty tree last night, illuminated by the citizens of the town of Boston with many hundred lanterns on the arrival from London the repeal of the Odious Stamp Act. Boston May 21, 1766. Shubael Hewes

Cite this object as

Lantern (USA), 1765–66; Previously owned by Natalie K. Blair ; gilded tôle (iron, tin), glass; H x W x D: 53.5 x 22.5 x 22 cm (21 1/16 x 8 7/8 x 8 11/16 in.); Gift of the Estate of Natalie K. Blair; 1952-66-5-a,b

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