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What is this?

Cane with polished crook handle and short steel tip; extendable map of the city of Boston housed in shaft.

This is a cane with pull-out map from United States. It is dated 1940 and we acquired it in 1987. Gift of John B. Scholz in memory of Walter Scholz. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

wood, metal, coated fabric, plastic

Its dimensions are

L x W x D (map partially extended, as pictured): 87.7 x 12.8 x 2.5 cm (34 1/2 x 5 1/16 x 1 in.)

This object was manufactured by In-A-Cane Display Co.

This object was donated by John B. Scholz

This object has been included in the following exhibitions:

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