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Commemorative cane

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Wood, paint
Overall: 37 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 in. (95.9 x 7 x 7.6 cm)
Henry Hudson, Half Moon.
Gallery Label: 
Cane collector Lou Grumet acquired a number of antique canes related to iconic American leaders, and then broadened his collection by commissioning Vancouver yacht maker and cane carver Ivan Wilson to create a cane commemorating explorer Henry Hudson, the namesake of the Hudson River and Hudson Bay. A statue of Hudson in a Riverdale park can be seen from the Hudson and Harlem rivers and from the Henry Hudson Parkway. A portrait bust of Hudson in Elizabethan collar caps the cane, and his ship the Half-Moon is etched into the shaft.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group