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Nightstick

Object Number: 
1947.50
Date: 
1830-1840
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 1 5/8 in. ( 45.7 x 4.1 cm )
Description: 
Wooden nightstick, straight baton with turned handle; the top of the baton is slightly rounded, the handle has three sections of ribbing and is flanged at both ends.
Gallery Label: 
This nightstick belonged to James Ferris, Jr. (1795-1869), Alderman of the 6th Ward 1834-1835 and 1839-1840.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Anna G. Ferris, Miss Katherine L. Ferris and Mr. Gilbert Ferris
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group