Statue of Liberty Hanukkah Lamp, 1986


Many immigrants sought to preserve their cultural heritage while at the same time embracing their new identity as Americans. Manfred Anson did so in designing this Hanukkah lamp to mark the centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Anson, who escaped Nazi Germany as a teenager, later reunited with family who had immigrated to the United States. For this lamp, Anson combined a traditional Polish menorah and figurines cast from a 19th century Statue of Liberty souvenir.

Date Made: 19861922

Maker: Anson, Manfred

Place Made: United States

Historical: JudaismGeneral Subject Association: Citizenship


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith

Exhibition: American Presidency

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Aaron Feingold and Mark and Peachy Levy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0158.01Catalog Number: 2010.0158.01Accession Number: 2010.0158

Object Name: lamp

Physical Description: brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 23 1/2 in x 17 in x 7 in; 59.69 cm x 43.18 cm x 17.78 cm


Record Id: nmah_1391530

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