Walking-stick

Object Number: 
INV.8254
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Wood, metal, gold plate
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 7/8 x 1 in. ( 88.6 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on collar: "I.P.T.(?) to Col. W.W.C." paper label: in ink on label: "3-68/Cane made from wood of the/"Monitor"/left with Mr. Gregory by unident. woman who said she/would write about it/C.S./wood cane with gold/band/"IPT to Col. W.W.C.""
Description: 
Wooden cane with straight, tapered shaft, gold-plated engraved collar, and metal ferrule.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was made from wood of the battleship "Monitor." The USS "Monitor" was an iron-hulled steamship built by during the American Civil War. It was the first ironclad ship commissioned by the Union Navy. It was designed by John Ericsson, a statue of whom is located in Central Park holding a model of the warship. The "Monitor" was constructed at ironworks in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group