Walking stick, late 18th century
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France
Mahogany, silver, and brass; L. 36 in. (91.4 cm), Diam. 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm)
University of Pennsylvania Rare Book & Manuscript Library (Philadelphia, Pa.)
The practice of giving small personal accessories, like a walking stick, to close acquaintances was followed widely during Franklin's lifetime.
Included in BF300 Exhibit.
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