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Walking Stick (cane)

Title Walking Stick (cane)
Artist/Maker Unidentified
Date 1880 ca.
Medium Oak, silver
Dimensions h. 34.50; diam. 0.75 in. (h. 87.6; diam. 1.9 cm)
Credit Line U.S. Senate Collection
Accession Number 79.00008.001

  • Object Description
  • This walking stick, along with another wood cane (cat. no. 79.00009.001), were given to the United States Senate in 1994 by decedents of Isaac Bassett, a Senate employee from 1831 to 1895.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
  • Inscription (on the top of the silver head): PRESENTED / TO / Capt Isaac Bassett / ASST / DOORKEEPER OF THE U.S. SENATE / BY / Hon. Geo. W. Nesmith / OF FRANKLIN, N.H. / April 8th, 1880; and (below the silver head) Wood from the Old Oak, on / which Daniel Webster / hung his scythe, when a boy / on his Fathers farm, Sallsburg / now Franklin, N.H.
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