Folk art cane with flags and Union symbols

Unknown Maker, American, 19th century


about 1875

Carved hardwood, metal Civil War uniform button on top of shaft

Overall: 34 3/4 × 1 1/8 in. (88.3 × 2.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith D. and Charles H. Hood, Class of 1951



Place Made: United States, North America


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear: Cane

Research Area

Decorative Arts

Not on view


Inscribed (incised): IN / GOD / WE / TRUST / [row of 3 stars] / LIBERTY; WE / WILL / STAND / BY THE / [row of 3 stars] / FLAG; incised, on relief banner twisting around and down the shaft: TO. ALBERT. REIZER. FROM. GEORGE L. POOLE Co H 91 REGT; incised on relief diamond near middle of shaft: 40


Collected by Judith D. and Charles H. Hood (1929-2016), Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, date unknown; given to present collection, 2016.

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