Botetourt County History for April 29 Edition

This primitive punched tin lantern from the 1800s is hanging in the window of the Courthouse Gallery. It was donated to the Botetourt County Historical Society by Mary Decker Warner. The fluted top and ring by which it was carried are missing. The tin was punched to make interesting light reflections from the candle inside. Unfortunately, these lanterns got hot, smoked and did not have a pleasant smell.

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