Overall: 38 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (98.4 x 4.4 x 3.8 cm)
Columbia Shuttle memorial.
After acquiring a number of antique canes depicting iconic transportation methods, Vancouver yacht maker and cane carver Ivan Wilson was asked to create a cane commemorating the Columbia Space Shuttle, which was destroyed on a manned mission in 2003.
The top of the cane is a globe with a ribbon around it and 5 five-pointed stars representing the five lost American astronauts and one six-pointed star representing the lost Israeli astronaut. The shuttle is engraved into the shaft of the cane.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024