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Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1910.28
Date: 
1790-1840
Medium: 
Wood, brass, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 88.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: top of cane: "Ebenezer Stevens/ John A. Stevens" engraved: on telescope: "Bradford/ 136 Minuries/ London"
Description: 
Brass cane with tapering shaft and wood veneer; telescope encased within.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was used by the donor's grandfather, General Ebenezer Stevens (1751-1823). Ebenezer Stevens who was a New York City merchant and a major general in the New York State militia after the American Revolution. Stevens participated in the Boston Tea Party and was a member of the Sons of Liberty during the war.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Austin Stevens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group