EARLY GETTYSBURG SOUVENIR WOOD CANE WITH TWO BULLETS

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Item Code: 224-378

Here is an early souvenir walking cane made of wood taken from the Gettysburg battlefield. This wooden cane measures about 35" long. The entire surface length of the cane appears to been sanded smooth. Below the handle on one side, “GETTYSBURG, PA” is marked. Two bullets have been mounted on sides of cane. A small metal cap tips the bottom of the cane.

Cane is in very good condition with no cracks.

There is a photo of young local Gettysburg boys at Devil’s Den in 1900 displaying canes to sell as souvenirs. They are- Emory Daugherty, Arthur Shields, William Shields, Clarence Shields, and Thomas Rosensteel. In the photo is the burner that was used for burning the design into the woodburned canes. Photo is included in the book, “Adams County Area Pictorial History”.  [sl]

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