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9780972399241

Canes in the United States

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  • ISBN13:

    9780972399241

  • ISBN10:

    0972399240

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-09-01
  • Publisher: Minerva Books Llc
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Summary

"Chronicling American cane-making from 1607 through 1953, this beautifully illustrated book features canes in the context of American history. An ambitious and scholarly volume that includes over 900 images, this book features many of the canes shown at the celebrated cane exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York in the mid-1980s. Written by a cane collector and walking-stick expert whose private collection was estimated to be around 1,300 canes and whose enthusiasm inspired museums and wealthy private collectors to invest in the field, this book displays decades of work and dedication to the craft. Presented are canes used by past political figures, canes made of glass, and canes carved by soldiers from the American Revolution to World War

Table of Contents

Foreword 8(2)
Kurt Stein
Preface 10(4)
I Historical Canes
1. Leading Citizens
14(12)
Canes worn by the First Settlers and Prominent Citizens of the 18th and 19th centuries
2. Canes worn by United States Presidents
26(28)
From Washington to Truman
3. Political Canes
54(28)
Busts, flags or carved shafts representing multiple elections
4. Canes worn by College Students
82(18)
The canes are marked with the insignia of the College
5. Patriotic Canes
100(16)
Each with a patriotic flavor
6. Canes relating to Secret Societies
116(16)
Represented on the cane
7. Canes Commemorating Fairs and National Events
132(14)
From the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial to the 1940 World Fair
II Folk Art Canes
8. Folk Art Canes
146(30)
9. Canes carved by Soldiers from the American Revolution to World War II
176(30)
10. Scrimshaw Canes
206(14)
11. Modern Folk Art
220(6)
12. Glass Canes
226(10)
III Silver Handles
13. Silver Handles
236(34)
Early Silver
Rest Fenner Smith & Co.
Gorham & Co.
Tiffany & Co.
Other silversmiths
Presentation Canes
IV Assorted Materials and Woods
14. Ivory, Porcelain and Plastic Handles
270(14)
15. Assorted Materials and Woods
284(11)
V Miscellany
16. Children's Canes
295(5)
17. Art and Entertainement
300(2)
18. Souvenirs
302(2)
19. Sport
304(4)
20. Advertising
308(4)
21. Prisoners
312(1)
22. Dealers and Cane Cabinets
313(7)
VI Gadget Canes
23. Gadget Canes
320(26)
24. Weapons
346(30)
VII Fakes
25. Fakes
376(13)
VIII Appendix
Bibliography
389(3)
Index
392(2)
Origin of Illustrations
394(2)
Museums and Historical Societies
396(2)
Collectors
398

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