Pierced/punched Tin Lantern

Pierced (or punched) tin lantern (also called a "Paul Revere" lantern).
According to Lois Macy this lantern belonged to John Goldsbury, Esq. (1728 - 1802) who was a trustee and founder of the New Salem Academy. The school was established in 1795. For more information about such lanterns click here.
Lantern located on top of glass display case, south wall, room 1a

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Approximate era
before 1800
Donated by
Lois Goldsbury Macy
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