Statue of Liberty Hanukkah Lamp, 1986

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Many immigrants sought to preserve their cultural heritage while at the same time embracing their new identity as Americans. Manfred Anson did so in designing this Hanukkah lamp to mark the centennial of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. Anson, who escaped Nazi Germany as a teenager, later reunited with family who had immigrated to the United States. For this lamp, Anson combined a traditional Polish menorah and figurines cast from a 19th century Statue of Liberty souvenir.
subject
Judaism
Citizenship
National Museum of American History
Anson, Manfred
Credit Line
Gift of Aaron Feingold and Mark and Peachy Levy
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 23 1/2 in x 17 in x 7 in; 59.69 cm x 43.18 cm x 17.78 cm
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Exhibition
Exhibit
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
place made
United States
1986
1922
Object Name
lamp
ID Number
2010.0158.01
catalog number
2010.0158.01
accession number
2010.0158