Textile, wood, whalebone, other bone, metal
closed: 39 x 9 in. ( 99.1 x 22.9 cm )
typewritten: on paper tag: "UMBRELLA, 1853 / Owned by Gordon Lester / Ford (1823-1891), noted / collector of Americana, / whose colln was given to / the NYPL in 1899 by his / sons. This umbrella was / known as the "courting / umbrella" in the family, / du
Umbrella with metal ferrule, brown linen(?) shade with whalebone ribs, wooden shaft, and carved bone handle.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore L. Bailey, 1958
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