Nightstick

Object Number: 
1947.49
Date: 
1830-1835
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 22 5/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 57.5 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Straight baton style wooden nightstick, slightly narrower at handle end beneath hole bored through the center for strap handle (missing).
Gallery Label: 
This nightstick belonged to John W. Lamb, Assistant Alderman for New York City's 7th Ward in 1834, and Alderman of the 7th Ward in 1835.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Anna G. Ferris, Miss Katherine l. Ferris, and Mr. Gilbert B. Ferris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group