Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Title
Commemorative cane
Date 
2003
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 1 x 4 1/2 in. (95.3 x 2.5 x 11.4 cm)
Description 
1904 First New York City subway, IRT.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.97
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 first New York City subway car put into service by the Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) Company in 1904. The IRT was founded by August Belmont. The carved handle of the wooden cane depicts the subway car.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group