Christmas 2013 . . . December 14
Old ca. 1910 Lichterhaus from my Tante Lillie, again most probably bought at the High Amana (Iowa) General Store. These house dioramas were very popular in Germany to put out at Christmastime. There is a place to insert a candle in the back which, when lit, would illuminate the windows in the houses which are covered in colored cellophane. There are traces of candle wax in mine, but I light it now with battery-operated candles instead. Still has its original cardboard box and is stamped on the bottom "Made in Germany."
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