Proof of Vaccination

New-York Historical requires all visitors age 12 and over to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Read more

Ship's lantern

Object Number: 
1941.819
Date: 
ca. 1913
Medium: 
Brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 7 x 5 in. ( 30.5 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on base: "MARY POWELL/1861-1919" raised: on chimney and on base: "DIETZ/DIETZ"; "DIETZ/JUNIOR, N.Y., U.S.A"; on pipe arm: "PATENTED FEB 1 1898/.../SEPT. 16-13"
Description: 
Lantern with pear-shaped clear glass globe, spun brass base and chimney, both circular wire guard, hand bail, and loop with pipe arms either side;Hindi script around base
Gallery Label: 
This lantern is from the steamer the "Mary Powell" (1861-1919).
Credit Line: 
Purchase, James B. Wilbur Fund
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group