Cane

Cane
Cane
Title
Cane
Date 
ca. 1883
Medium 
Painted wood, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (87.6 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm)
Description 
New York and Brooklyn Bridge celebration cane, given out on opening day.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.148
Gallery Label 
During the late 1800s, canes were often handed out as souvenirs at large events, similar to fairs and political rallies. The Brooklyn Bridge, which connected the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, was a major engineering feat. This cane was given out on the Bridge's opening day.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group