Nightstick

Object Number: 
1953.76
Date: 
1870-1885
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 57.5 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Wooden nightstick with straight baton slightly rounded at the top and turned handle; the handle is slightly swollen at the center and is flanked by bands of ribbing; the bottom of the handle has an acorn shaped decoration.
Gallery Label: 
The donor's father found this nightstick after a riot in Brooklyn in the early 1880s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Louis C. Wills
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group