Flashlight in case

Object Number: 
2004.4ab
Date: 
ca. 2000
Medium: 
Aluminum, nylon
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 15.9 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
inscription: In rim of light: "MINI MAGLIGHT (R) AA Mag Instrument -California, USA [logo]"
Description: 
Blue aluminum flashlight in black webbing holster for belt. Used by donor during blackout 2003.
Gallery Label: 
This diminutive flashlight became an essential way-finding tool on Thursday, August 14, 2003, when it helped Steven Taylor and Amy Weinstein light their way from Manhattan, where they were working, to their apartment in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. The massive blackout on August 14 paralyzed New York City as well as much of the northeast, stranding thousands of workers living in the outer boroughs and suburbs without public transportation.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steven J. Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group