Part of the collection of photographs in the Catherine Thuro archive.
Title taken from: Oil lamps : the kerosene era in North America, by Catherine Thuro, c1976 (BIB 19516, NK6196 .T54).
Kerosene lamp, opaque white octagon base, screw socket with different profile, patent dated Sept. 29, 1868. Text on p. 142.
"PH871, Page 26(f), F26, 10 1/4", 871" written on verso.
Digitized by Boston Photo Imaging in October 2012.