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Wide Awake campaign torch

Creator:
unknown
Location:
unknown place made
Origin Date:
1850-1860
Materials:
metal, wood
Measurements:
overall: 34 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in
Item ID:
71.2009.082.0177
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum
Available for Viewing:
No
Category:
Three-dimensional Objects

Description

Turned wooden campaign torch is painted black and features an urn-shaped top with a metal lantern insert. The lantern features a key that opens the short flue. There is an unfinished wooden knob at the end of the shaft. A Maryland family history states that this torch was carried in Abraham Lincoln's inaugural parade. Part of The Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, courtesy of the Indiana State Museum