Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.


Object Number: 
ca. 1883
Painted wood, brass
Overall: 34 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (87.6 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm)
New York and Brooklyn Bridge celebration cane, given out on opening day.
Gallery Label: 
During the late 1800s, canes were often handed out as souvenirs at large events, similar to fairs and political rallies. The Brooklyn Bridge, which connected the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn, was a major engineering feat. This cane was given out on the Bridge's opening day.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group