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Statue of Liberty Hanukkah Lamp, 1986

Statue of Liberty Hanukkah Lamp, 1986

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Description
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.
Object Name
lamp
date made
1986
1922
maker
Anson, Manfred
place made
United States
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
ID Number
2010.0158.01
catalog number
2010.0158.01
accession number
2010.0158
Credit Line
Gift of Aaron Feingold and Mark and Peachy Levy
subject
Judaism
Citizenship
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith
Exhibition
Exhibit
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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