Walking Stick

Collection Type

  • Clothing and Accessories

Date

1893

GUSN

GUSN-189878

Description

Walking stick with an engraved brass handle.

Details

Descriptive Terms

canes (walking sticks)
accessories
gilding
brass (alloy)
wood (plant material)
painting (coating)
Cane

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

Object Type

Personal Gear

Credit Line

Gift of Henry Bowen White

Accession Number

1974.371

Places

New York state (United States)