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Walking Stick

1974.371 (RS32645)

Description

Walking stick with an engraved brass handle.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": The New York newspaper the Independent was founded in 1848 by a group of transplanted New Englanders to promote Congregationalism and fight for the abolition of slavery. Henry Chandler Bowen (1813-1896), one of the paper's founders, eventually became its sole proprietor, publisher, and editor. This walking stick was a gift to Bowen from the staff at the Independent, celebrating his eightieth birthday in 1893. At the time, Bowen was still actively involved with the paper and would remain so until his death two and a half years later.
Maker
unknown
Date
1893
Material
brass (alloy)
gilding
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Places
New York state (United States)
Descriptive terms
accessories
brass (alloy)
Cane
canes (walking sticks)
gilding
painting (coating)
wood (plant material)
Accession Number
1974.371
Credit Line
Gift of Henry Bowen White
GUSN
189878

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