Umbrella: blue w/carved horsehead handle

Object Number: 
1933.136
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. T. O'Connor Sloane
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group