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Object ID # 1990.021.019
Object Name Shade, Lighting
Title Lamp Shade
Lexicon category 2: Building Furnishings
Credit line In Memory of Edwin Miller
Date 20th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Fringed, round-shaped, blue cloth lampshade for an electric lamp. A bent wire piece was used to grip the top of the lightbulb. The fabric is gathered, and is now somewhat faded. There is no maker's identification.
Provenance Owned by two of the sons of Caroline and John Miller. The Millers lived in a farm house south of Hanover, Normanby Township, Grey County.
The last owner, Dorothy Miller (neƩ Miller), was married to Edwin Miller, a brother of the last two occupants of the Miller farmhouse - twin brothers, Noah and Aaron Miller. Born in December, 1902, Noah died in 1976, and Aaron died in 1978.

Many Grey County farmhouses did not receive hydro until the late 1940s or into the 1950s. It is unknown which year the Miller farm had electrical power added.
Collection Household Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Fabric/Silk/Wire/Cord/Dye
Dimensions H-12.7 Dia-37 cm
Found Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Miller, John & Caroline
Subjects Light
Light bulbs
Lamps
Function A household lamp shade, which would fit onto an electric lamp.