Reproduction of an Old North Church Lantern

Reproduction of an Old North Church Lantern

Maker: William deMatteo, Master Silversmith of Colonial Williamsburg (American, 1923 - 1988)

Date Made: 1961

Place Made: Williamsburg, Virginia

Medium: Silver, metal, glass

Dimensions: 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches

Silver lantern with an electric candle.  This lantern is a reproduction of the original tin lantern which hung in the Old North Church in Boston, Massachusetts on the night of Paul Revere's famous ride in April 1775.

A pair of these lanterns was presented to President John F. Kennedy at the White House Correspondents' Association's Annual Presidential Dinner on February 25, 1961 in Washington, D.C.  President Kennedy displayed the Lanterns in his Oval Office of the White House.

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum