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The Colonial Revival of the early twentieth century created a new demand for objects that brought back memories of the nation's colonial past. With more modern times, there was less need for the tools and services usually offered by a blacksmith. Cornelius Kelley of Deerfield, Massachusetts, shifted his attention to creating artistic ironwork. The Indian House Memorial in Deerfield opened in 1930 as a museum and a display space for traditional handmade objects. The Memorial asked Kelley to create dozens of wrought iron items, including these candle stands.