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Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995

Jack O'Lantern wearing a straw hat character jug produced by Fitz and Floyd of Medford, Oregon, in 1995. A jack o'lantern is a carved lantern, most commonly made from a pumpkin. Its name comes from the reported phenomenon of strange lights flickering over peat bogs, called will-o'-the-wisps or jack-o'-lanterns. The name is also tied to the Irish legend of Stingy Jack, a drunkard who bargains with Satan and is doomed to roam the Earth with only a hollowed turnip to light his way. Jack-o'-lanterns carved from pumpkins are a yearly Halloween tradition that developed in the United States when Irish immigrants brought their root vegetable carving tradition with them. This jack o'lantern's vine forms the handle of the jug.

Maker:

Fitz and Floyd

United States

1995

Model #:

character jug

Size:

medium

Height:

Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995
Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995
Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995
Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995
Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995
Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995
Jack O'Lantern with hat character jug - Fitz and Floyd 1995
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