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Bohemian Brass Candlestick, c. 1900s

Bohemian Brass Candlestick, c. 1900s

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Brought from Bohemia (now Hungary) by Josef Benes and his wife, Katherine Syrwy Benes, when they immigrated to the United States in 1882. Their daughter, Carol Benes Miller, the donor, recalled, "We used it in Chicago, when we 4 girls had to go into back yard outhouse in 1892 till we moved into a cold water flat that had a bathroom." Their first home in Chicago was at Ashland Ave. & 20th St., according to the donor, and she was about 3 or 4 years old at the time the family moved to the United States.
Object Name
Candlestick
candle holder
candlestick
Object Type
candlesticks
Date made
c. 1875
user
Benes, Josef
Place Made
Czech Republic: Bohemia
Czech Republic: Bohemia
Measurements
overall: 7 cm x 8.4 cm; 2 3/4 in x 3 5/16 in
ID Number
1982.0767.01
catalog number
1982.0767.01
accession number
1982.0767
subject
Immigration
Migration
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Cultural and Community Life: Ethnic
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition
Many Voices, One Nation
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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