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Object ID 1930.001
Object Name Cane
Collection Costume and Accessories
Credit line Gift of Hubert A. Roop
Year Range from 1825
Year Range to 1850
Description Light-colored bamboo walking stick divided into four sections and topped with a deer antler cap that is set at a 45 degree angle and topped with a silver disc. The small section beneath the cap has a hole drilled through it for a tassel or other ornament. The metal sleeve tip at the base of the cane is missing.

Dimensions H-33.5 inches
Dimension Details
Owned Jacob Jones
Provenance This cane originally belonged to War of 1812 naval hero, Commodore Jacob Jones (1768 -1850), and was given by him to Joseph Roop, a New Castle County farmer. The cane then passed to Roop's grandson, Hubert A. Roop, who owned a printing establishment at 825 Orange Street in Wilmington.
Subjects Clothing & dress
People Jones, Jacob
Search Terms Jacob Jones
Walking Sticks
War of 1812
Smyrna
Old Town Hall
Nineteenth Century
Material Bamboo stick; deer antler top