Overall: 36 7/8 x 1 1/8 in. ( 93.7 x 2.9 cm )
carved: on shaft: "THOS. JEFFFERSON OF/ VA BORN APR/ 13. 1743/ WAS/ PRESIDENT USA 1801 TO 1809 WROTE/ DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE/ THE FOUNDER OF THE UNIVERSITY VA/ DIED JULY 4, 1826 THIS CANE WAS/ CUT NEAR JEFFERSON'S TOMB"
Wooden cane with tapered shaft and metal ferrule; shaft carved with foliate motifs, American flag, fish, snake, inscriptions, and incised with cross-hatching.
According to accession records, this cane was said to have been used by Lafayette.
Gift of Gerald H. Smith
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.