Henry Ford collected many Lincoln-related artifacts, including this richly carved walking stick, containing images related to Emancipation. Its short length and notched peg at the end suggest that it is a handle once attached to a longer shaft. Our files hold affidavits by previous owners testifying that the stick was owned by the assassinated president. Whatever its origins, this is a remarkable example of Folk Art.
From the Collections of The Henry Ford.
Not on exhibit to the public.
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