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Object Name CANDLE
Catalog Number 0985.09.00023
Description The candle is a taper of long coiled string dipped many times in wax before being wrapped around upon itself.
Owned owner/user unknown
Provenance The candle is typical of home manufactured (ersatz) goods produced to ease wartime shortages. This was a so-called "Confederate candle."

"Wax taper, such as was used in North Carolina in 1861." (1905 Catalog)

"One wax taper, sample of those used 1861-65."
Search Terms ersatz
Subjects Lighting