Walking-stick

Walking-stick
Title
Walking-stick
Date 
after 1898
Medium 
Wood, iron
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 90.2 x 3.2 cm )
Description 
Wooden cane with an inscribed iron knob handle, tapered octagonal shaft, and iron ferrule.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. F. W. Meyer
Object Number 
1949.138
Marks 
engraved: on handle: "U.S.S. Maine G. Bowers"
Gallery Label 
According to accession records the cane was made from wood from a block house on San Juan Hill and the iron handle was made from a part of the Spanish-American War battleship "U.S.S. Maine."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group