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Nightstick

Object Number: 
1936.624
Date: 
1860-1913
Medium: 
Wood, metal, silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 3/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 41.6 x 8.6 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on metal label at the handle: "RELIC FROM OLD 'No. 35.' / THE THOMAS HUNTER ASSN. / 1850 - 1913"
Description: 
Wooden commemorative nightstick with ribbed handle; metal inscribed label below ribbing on handle; dark blue silk cording is braided and tied at both ends of the handle, with tassels at the end of each cord.
Gallery Label: 
This nightstick is a relic from New York City's Grammar School No. 35. It was a souvenir of the Thomas Hunter Society, organized in 1897 and composed of graduates of Grammar School No. 35. Thomas Hunter (1831-1915), the Society's namesake, came to New York in 1850 and obtained a position as teacher at that school. He became its principal in 1857. He later organized the Normal College in 1870, which later became Hunter College in 1914.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Thomas Hunter Association
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group