In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
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Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804)
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Overall: 37 1/2 x 1 x 4 1/2 in. (95.3 x 2.5 x 11.4 cm)
1904 First New York City subway, IRT.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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.
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