Monday, March 24, 2008

Flashlight Display

Saturday, I found myself in Evanston, Illinois near Northwestern University. This display is found in the Progress Gallery at 824 Noyes Street. It is quite a nice display of flashlights as well as the Gallery displays prints of artist Robert Reddy,who was trained as a painter and has been working in the digital realm for 19 years. Some of the flashlights on the wall date from the late 1890's. I was just amazed. The art work was awesome as well but I did not take a picture of them.


  1. I never would have thought to make a collection of flashlights. I can say that when Patty and I got married about 52 1/2 years ago there was little or no air conditioning anywhere, so one of the things we needed was an electric fan which we still have. All metal with a cast iron base. And it rotated and is a desk fan. My daughter wants it in the worst way after we are dead. LOL. She is starting a collection of fans.

    Have a good week.

    Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio

  2. I think its safe to say I have never seen a collection of flash lights! This is really unusual :)

  3. How intriguing and interesting. Torches from that far back must be fascinating.

    I looked up the artist but then got confused cos there is a Robert Reddy who is a tattoo artist with a website - brilliant art work on bodies! So I don't think it's him from what you say. Amazing what you find when yu do a search!

    (mine is called useless information, Neva!) Lovely photo by the way.

  4. interesting Neva,
    those flaslights are all for camara's? Looks like a museum to me...I hope you have had a good easterweekend we are just back from our holiday, so watch and see how mine was...

    Eater greetings from JoAnn

  5. How unusual. I would never have thought of a flashlight collection! I also never thought about them being around in the 1890's!!

  6. Interesting collection. I would think J Peterman or Eddie Bauer would replicate these eventually. Everything old is new...that sort of thing.

  7. I can always please my grandson by giving him a flashlight in the evening. He's in heaven. Think what he'd want to do if I took him to take gallery.

  8. I too, would not think about collecting flashlights. Even so, they hold special memories of childhood for me. I remember every Christmas making sure I had enough money left after buying gifts for mom and dad to get myself new batteries for my flashlight. Spent a good amount of time reading under the covers after I was supposed to be asleep. -:)

    Thanks for both the memories, your visit and comments on my blog.

  9. Did they have a collection of toasters given away by Savings and Loan companies for opening a new account? Inquiring minds want to know...

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  10. Sometime you hear about a collection and it sounds a bit dull.. but once you force yourself to look at the detales and memories come back and you are soon amazed by it. I have seen some strang collection of stuff so I just know I would have stood there studying these.

  11. My husband should collect flashlights. He already has a great start, but they are all current styles and functional, a flashlight for every need!
    thanks for visiting my blog.
    Kathy b

  12. Great photo, Neva. You never know where your collectibles will end up, lol. LOL @ OldManLincoln. And your glass collection comes to mind, also!

  13. I didn't realize there's so many different kinds of flashlights or knew they even had any in the 1890's.

  14. Some of those torches look familiar - mmmmmm that dates me doesn't it


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