Walking Stick, 1861-1863, Allegedly Owned by Abraham Lincoln

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Walking Stick, 1861-1863, Allegedly Owned by Abraham Lincoln

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Artifact

Walking stick

Date Made

1861-1863

Summary

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.

Creators

Unknown 

Object ID

32.374.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

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Walking Stick, 1861-1863, Allegedly Owned by Abraham Lincoln

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