Umbrella: blue w/carved horsehead handle

Umbrella: blue w/carved horsehead handle
Title
Umbrella: blue w/carved horsehead handle
Date 
1850-1880
Medium 
Cotton, wood, paint, plastic, brass, other metal
Dimensions 
closed: 38 x 4 in. ( 96.5 x 10.2 cm )
Description 
Umbrella with cast metal ball ornament on top, blue cotton crown, black painted wooden shaft with sliding brass collar, and plastic crook handle molded to resemble a horse's head.
Credit Line 
Gift of Dr. T. O'Connor Sloane
Object Number 
1933.136
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, the donor purchased this umbrella at an auction sale in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, years before donating it to the New-York Historical Society in 1933. The accession records indicate that it dates from the early nineteenth century.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group