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Table lamp with shade from the Rock Rest Tourist Home

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Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Manufactured by:
Leviton Manufacturing Company, Inc., American, founded 1906  Search this
Owned by:
Clayton Sinclair, American  Search this
Hazel Sinclair, American  Search this
Subject of:
Rock Rest Tourist Home, American, 1948 - 1976  Search this
ceramic with metal , brass (alloy) and plastic
H x W (2011.12.37.1ab): 21 1/2 × 14 in. (54.6 cm)
H x W x D (2011.12.37.1a): 19 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (48.4 × 14 × 12 cm)
H x W x D (2011.12.37.1b): 10 7/16 × 13 7/8 × 14 3/16 in. (26.5 × 35.3 × 36 cm)
table lamps
Place collected:
Kittery, York County, Maine, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
New York, United States, North and Central America
mid 20th century
A decorative table lamp (2011.12.37.1a) with shade (2011.12.37.1b) from Rock Rest Tourist Home. The lamp base is white ceramic with an abstract red, blue, and green floral motif painted on the front. The back is plain. The metal brass toned lamp harp is lightbulb shaped is metal and is missing its finial. The lamp socket is brass toned with a round, black, plastic knob. Stamped upside down at the center of the socket is text that reads [LEVITON / MADE IN U.S.A. / 250 W 250 V / LAMP HOLDER] and UL [in circle]. The brass finial at the top of the harp is narrow and turned, with a rounded ball at the top. The lamp body is amphora shaped with a tapered neck, narrow handles at the shoulder, and a round base. Threaded through a hole at the base is a brown plastic plug with two metal prongs. On the bottom of the lamp base is a piece of round green felt. The lamp shade is plain white and bell shaped. It has a metal frame and washer fitter.
African American  Search this
Black Enterprise  Search this
Black interiors  Search this
Business  Search this
Ornamentation  Search this
Recreation  Search this
Segregation  Search this
Travel  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, Inc.
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Restrictions & Rights:
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Collection title:
The Rock Rest Tourist Home Collection
Furnishings, Housewares, and Décor
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture