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Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1942.96
Date: 
1900-1905
Medium: 
Wood, bone, brass, copper, silver, rubber
Dimensions: 
Overall: 36 x 4 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 91.4 x 10.8 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on silver collar: "From/ Pres. Diaz/ to/ Congressman Sulzer/ 1905"
Description: 
Cane with tapered wooden shaft carved with plant motifs; crook bone handle with silver collar; brass ferrule with silver tip; rubber tip not orginal to object.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was given from President Diaz to William Sulzer in 1905. William Sulzer (1863-1941), nicknamed "Plain Bill", was the 39th governor of New York and a long-serving congressman for the state (1895-1912). In Congress, he was known as a Populist. Sulzer was elected governor in 1912 with the support of William Jennings Bryan, William Randolph Hearst, and Woodrow Wison, as well as the reform and Tammany factions of the state Democratic Party. He was the first and only New York State Governor to be impeached.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Sulzer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group