Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.68
Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 3/4 x 2 x 6 3/4 in. (98.4 x 5.1 x 17.1 cm)
Description: 
Carved Abraham Lincoln funeral train - commissioned, by Ivan Wilson.
Gallery Label: 
The Grumet cane collection includes a number of canes that commemorate important American historical events. Vancouver carver Ivan Wilson was asked to create a cane focusing on a major train. He chose the Nashville, the train that carried the body of President Abraham Lincoln from Washington, D.C. to Illinois in 1865. The handle of the cane is the engine of the Nashville. A silhouette of Lincoln is shown below the cane handle and images of the train run up the sides.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group