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Object ID W.89.58
Object Name Cane
Description Cane owned by James Buchanan. Long, tapered with tip and 2-part handle of ivory. Handle grip is in the shape of a lily or trumpet flower. Lower section is elaborately carved w/ high-relief eagle on a background of leaves, stars and banner w/ "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Inscribed in black on side of handle in script is "James Buchanan / from E.C.L." Believed to be gift of Elizabeth Chapman Lawrence, friend of Buchanan and Harriet Lane.
Date 1856-1861
Used J. Buchanan
Owned J. Buchanan
Dimensions H-33 W-4.25 inches
Collection Wheatland Collection
Material Maple/Ivory
Search Terms
People Buchanan, James
Year Range from 1
Year Range to 1