Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1927.61
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Metal, pressed paper, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 x 1 1/4 in. ( 88.9 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Cane with ivory pear-shaped handle; tapered shaft made from a metal ramrod with discs of paper surrounding the rod; silver collar
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was made from fragments of letters and a ramrod by a soldier confined in Libby Prison during the Civil War. Given by the prisoner to a volunteer nurse in Bellevue Hospital.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Leonidas Westervelt
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group