Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Title
Commemorative cane
Date 
2003
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. (97.8 x 3.2 x 17.1 cm)
Description 
De Witt Clinton 1831 Albany/Schenectady Train.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.96
Gallery Label 
After Lou Grumet acquired a number of antique canes depicting iconic New York places and people, he commissioned Vancouver yacht maker and cane carver Ivan Wilson to create a cane commemorating the Dewitt Clinton, the first steam train to run successfully. The train ran from Western Avenue in Albany to Schenectady, New York. It was named after the governor who promoted the building of the Erie Canal and also the New York City street grid system. The carved handle of the wooden cane depicts the train.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group