Lanterns and Street Lighting in Art

Lanterns and Street Lighting in Art

For examples of indoor lighting in art and illustration see A History of Home Lighting. Below is a collection of art featuring outdoor lighting and hand-held lanterns. When I was looking for reference a while back it was hard to find, but I’ve since noticed lighting and lanterns everywhere.

I am out with lanterns
Looking for myself

Emily Dickenson
1921 Postcard by The Gibson Art Company
Mabel Lucie Attwell – Peter Pan
Woman’s World Magazine June 1934 cover art

MONET REFUSES THE OPERATION

a poem by Lisel Mueller (1924–2020)

Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
and what I see is an aberration
caused by old age, an affliction.

(the rest is at Poetry Foundation)

Kyrian Kostandi, (Russian 1852 – 1921) Maundy Thursday in the North, 1904 lantern
‘The Fairy Lantern’ 1937 Illustrated by Grace Jones From ‘The Story Wonder-Book’
The cover of children’s novel Where The Red Fern Grows but with retrievers not coon hounds. The art is by Robert McGinnis.
Ludwig Munthe (Norway 1841-1896) Snowy Road with figures in lamplight. 1891 or 92
‘The Children’s Shakespeare’, told and chosen by Alice Spencer Hoffmann. Illustrated by Charles Folkard. J.M. Dent and Sons. 1911
Uwe Hänstch – The Snow Queen
Joseph Christian Leyendecker Medieval Merry Christmas, ca. 1926
William Stewart MacGeorge (Scottish, 1861–1931). Halloween, ca. 1911. The children are carrying candle lanterns carved from root vegetables
William Stewart MacGeorge (Scottish, 1861–1931). Halloween, ca. 1911. The children are carrying candle lanterns carved from root vegetables
Russell Sambrook (1891-1956), American illustrator. Union Carbide advertising torch
Russell Sambrook (1891-1956), American illustrator. Union Carbide advertising
The Hardy Boys The Flickering Torch Mystery 1943
Adventure of Fairborough’s Farm
The Mystery of the Hidden House by Enid Blyton Five Finder Outers 6
Illustration for Ladies’ Home Journal, 1905, by Harrison Fisher (1877-1934)
A.G Sherwood - Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, 1897
A.G Sherwood – Jubilee Procession in a Cornish Village, 1897
June 1921 The Ladies Home Journal Magazine cover art
June 1921 The Ladies Home Journal Magazine cover art
The Lights of London, Cannon Street Station c.1924 Samuel Harry Hancock
Cisley Mary Barker, English, 1936
Cisley Mary Barker, English, 1936
3 Way Hurricane Lantern advertisement 1957
3 Way Hurricane Lantern advertisement 1957
Diogenes’ Deadly Lamp Baffling Mysteries September 1952
Marie-Madeleine FRANC-NOHAIN [1878-1942] Alphabet In Pictures 1933 lantern
Lamplighter by Frank Godwin (1889-1959)
Georgia O’Keeffe (1887-1986) New York Street With Moon 1925
Wincenty Trojanowski (Polish, 1859 - 1928) light
Wincenty Trojanowski (Polish, 1859 – 1928) light
Luther Emerson Van Gorder - Japanese Lanterns  (1861-1931)
Luther Emerson Van Gorder – Japanese Lanterns (1861-1931)
Charles Courtney Curran light
Charles Courtney Curran
Lantern from 1904 magazine Blanco y negro by Sancha
Eugen Osswald
Maxfield Parrish, (1870 – 1966) The Lantern Bearers, 1908
J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) for a 1937 edition of The Saturday Evening Post
J.C. Leyendecker (1874-1951) for a 1937 edition of The Saturday Evening Post
AKIRA, KATSUHIRO ÔTOMO (1988)
AKIRA, KATSUHIRO ÔTOMO (1988)
1968 Lemon Kelly E.W. Kelly back cover
Virgil Finlay
Louis Wain (English, 1860-1939)

SEE ALSO

A Brief History Of Home Lighting

Lemon girl young adult novella

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