Dartmouth Signatures Cane

  • The face of a Native American looks out from the carved wood handle of this cane
  • The wooden shaft is covered in a series of intriguing carved signatures from Dartmouth students
  • It represents a graduation tradition where students carve their names into each other's canes
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Item No. 31-1078

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Displaying exceptional artistry and grace, the carved visage of a Native American looks out from the handle of this walking stick. This cane's shaft is covered in signatures, representing a Dartmouth College tradition beginning in the 19th century where graduating seniors would carve their names into each other's canes.

Early 20th century

36 1/4” length

Provenance:
Collection of Dick Carlson
Dartmouth Signatures Cane
Period: 20th Century
Type: Folk Art
Depth: 2.13 Inches
Width: 2.13 Inches
Height: 36.25 Inches

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