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Haggard Family Kerosene Lamp

Haggard Family Kerosene Lamp

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Description
This kerosene lamp (patented 1895) was used in the living and dining rooms of the Haggard home in Oklahoma. James F. and Flossie Haggard left Oklahoma in 1935 after a fire destroyed their barn and its contents. The lamp was taken with them in their car and trailer trip to California via Route 66 in 1935. The Haggards and their children, Lillian and James Lowell, made their home near Bakersfield, and James found work with the Santa Fe Railway. Another son, Merle, was born in Bakersfield and began his singing career there.
Object Name
lamp, kerosene
Date made
unknown
Physical Description
metal (base material)
glass (chimney material)
Measurements
overall: 21 1/2 in x 7 3/4 in; 54.61 cm x 19.685 cm
ID Number
2003.0183.02
accession number
2003.0183
catalog number
2003.0183.02
Credit Line
Gift of James Lowell Haggard, Jr., Merle R. Haggard and Lillian Haggard Hoge
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Cultures & Communities
America on the Move
Transportation
Exhibition
America on The Move
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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