Night Stick

Object Number: 
1949.32d
Date: 
1840-1850
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 1 3/8 in. ( 30.5 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Wooden nightstick in the shape of a baseball bat.
Gallery Label: 
This nightstick belonged to George Washington Matsell (1811-1877), the first Chief of Municipal Police in New York City, 1845-1857, the first regularly drilled police force in the city's history. Matsell was Superintendent of New York City police in 1873.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group