An old oil davy lamp.

Davy Lamp

An old oil davy lamp.

"Hanging lamp from Nushagak in Southern Alaska. It is suspended from the framework of the tent by cords. Oils and fats from northern animals give a clear and steady light, and Eskimo lamps are frequently praised by travelers." -Bodmer, 1917

Eskimo Lamp

"Hanging lamp from Nushagak in Southern Alaska. It is suspended from the framework of the tent by cords.…

"Open oil lamp commonly worn on hat. Wick is inverted in spout." -Bodmer, 1917

Oil Lamp

"Open oil lamp commonly worn on hat. Wick is inverted in spout." -Bodmer, 1917

"An oil lamp. The Greeks and Romans originally used candles; but in later times candles were chiefly confined to the houses of the lower classes. A great number of ancient lamps has come down to us; the greater part of which are made of terra cotta, but also a considerable number of bronze. Most of the lamps are of an oval form, and flat upon the top, on which there are frequently figures in relief. In the lamps there are one or more ellychnia burnt into it. The following is an example of a dumyxos lucerna, upon which there is a winged boy with a goose." — Smith, 1873

Lucerna

"An oil lamp. The Greeks and Romans originally used candles; but in later times candles were chiefly…

"An oil lamp. The Greeks and Romans originally used candles; but in later times candles were chiefly confined to the houses of the lower classes. A great number of ancient lamps has come down to us; the greater part of which are made of terra cotta, but also a considerable number of bronze. Most of the lamps are of an oval form, and flat upon the top, on which there are frequently figures in relief. In the lamps there are one or more ellychnia burnt into it. The following is an example of a dumyxos lucerna, upon which there is a winged boy with a goose." — Smith, 1873

Lucerna

"An oil lamp. The Greeks and Romans originally used candles; but in later times candles were chiefly…

"The first Réverbère --oil lantern-- with a metal reflector, used to light the streets of Paris. It was invented by Bourgeois de Châteaublanc in 1765, and used until the introduction of gas." -Bodmer, 1917

Réverbère Oil Lamp

"The first Réverbère --oil lantern-- with a metal reflector, used to light the streets…

Woman searching by lamplight.

Woman

Woman searching by lamplight.