Cane inscribed THIS CANE WAS CUT NEAR JEFFERSONS TOMB

  • Unidentified, Cane inscribed THIS CANE WAS CUT NEAR JEFFERSONS TOMB, probably 20th century, iron, maple, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.7

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The words on this cane, which can be read by turning the shaft round and round, celebrate Thomas Jefferson and his accomplishments as author of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. president, and founder of the University of Virginia (Lynda Hartigan, Made with Passion, 1990).

Title
Cane inscribed THIS CANE WAS CUT NEAR JEFFERSONS TOMB
Artists
Date
probably 20th century
On View
Dimensions
36 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (91.7 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – detail – window
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – Monticello
  • Emblem – Masonic
  • Animal – reptile – snake
Object Number
1986.65.7
Palette
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