Log Cabin Lamp, 1876

Description
The Whig campaign of 1840 against incumbent President Martin Van Buren established a pattern of predetermined imagery, from which later campaigns have seldom deviated. The Whigs adopted the symbols of the log cabin and hard cider to promote the candidacy of General William Henry Harrison. An outpouring of objects with designs of log cabins, such as this glass lamp from 1876, soon followed.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1876
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
green (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 3 1/4 in x 5 in; 8.255 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
PL.227739.1876.I02
catalog number
227739.1876.I2
accession number
227739
subject
American Centennial
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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