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2016 CALL FOR PAPERS

SAH is accepting abstracts for
the 69th Annual Conference

Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA
April 6-10, 2016

Deadline June 9, 2015

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Bury the Lantern: The Other Side of Promoting Farm Electrification

By Sarah Rovang | April 23, 2015

Tombstone for a kerosene lamp

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, numerous farm communities across the United States gathered to enact lantern funerals, the ritualized interring of antiquated kerosene lamps. Cloaked in the guise of mourning, these parodic rites were actually celebrations of the arrival of electric lighting in the rural landscape. In some cases, the burial plot was marked with a tombstone such as the one seen in Figure 1, which explains that the “coal-oil lamp” has been “abolished for all time” by the advent of electricity.

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SAH/Mellon Author Awards    June 1
2016 Call for Papers    June 9
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2015 Field Seminar
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  Sept. 1-12 

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