Object ID
Object Name
Object Collection
Object Entities
Polley, Theodore (is related to)
Policandriotes, John (is related to)
Object Description
Small hanging lantern shaped like an anchor. The bottom section is the actual lantern. It is shaped like a banana, with holes at both ends and a hole in the center. Underneath this part is a circular base which the lantern can sit on. A longer metal strip rises from the back of this bottom section. It rises straight but its sides are curved. There are circular indentations in this section, which are for decorative purposes. There is a hole at the top of this section, and a hook for hanging is attached here. The object is completely rusted. The rust is green, suggesting that this was originally made of copper.
Dr. Theodore Z. Polley was born on February 22, 1915 to parents John Policandriotes and Marlo Contos. He was raised in Joliet, Illinois and attended school there until 1937, when he attended University of Illinois. By 1941 he had become a medical doctor. He has gained associate professorships at numerous Universities, sat on the board of many hospitals and medical organizations, and operated a private practice in Joliet. He married Catherine Cordogan in 1942 and has had three children. These items probably were not used by him, though. Judging by the age of the items, they were most likely used by his parents and had been passed down to him.
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Lantern, Dr. Theodore Polley Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10117. Accessed 06/07/23.