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    Abraham Lincoln et al: Milk Glass Photographic Lamp Shade. Most unusual five-sided tin lamp shade. Each side contains a tapered 5" x 5" milk glass panel with sepia toned portraits on the exterior surfaces. The subjects include Abraham Lincoln, Phillip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant and an unknown civilian whose identify cannot be ascertained as his facial features have, for the most part, worn off. The bottom of the shade has a circular metal ring held in place by five rods. This indicates it was made to be mounted on a kerosene table lamp with clear glass chimney. The portraits are generally in decent shape, save for the man without a face. The Lincoln portrait was the last one taken of him alive on March 6, 1865. We therefore date this rare artifact 1865-1870. All glass panels are intact. Save for some light surface rust on the ornamental edges, it is well-preserved.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    17th Saturday
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