New York, Park Avenue
15 - 19 January 1999
A CARVED WALKING STICK
Berks County, Pennsylvania, dated 1899
The cylindrical grip carved with a bust of a man, wearing a hat and jacket, above a tapering shaft relief-carving in the form of letters on three sides reading, "FREDDIE J. FISHER, 1899./BORN JULY THE 8TH, 1887./MONTEREY, BERKS CO. PA"
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For other examples of canes carved with letters, see Meyer American Folk Art Canes: Personal Sculpture (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: 1992), p. 148-149.
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