Walking-stick

Object Number: 
1918.29ab
Date: 
1860-1880
Medium: 
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/2 x 2 7/8 in. ( 90.2 x 7.3 cm )
Marks: 
engraving: on handle mount: "120 KINNEAR PLACE" engraving: on collar: "J.G. WEBB"
Description: 
Wooden sword cane with straight, tapered shaft concealing sword; ivory L-shaped handle with inscribed plaque; engraved silver collar; nail tacked into base. Traces of blue paint on sword.
Gallery Label: 
According to accession records, this cane was used by John G. Webb. It may have originally belonged to Sir Guy Carlton, Lord Dorchester, Governor of Quebec who oversaw the evacuation of British forces, Loyalists, and more than 3,000 freedmen from New York after the American Revoultion.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Frederick M. Webb
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group