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Parasol

Date:
1890–99
Culture:
American
Medium:
silk, metal, leather, wood
Dimensions:
34 1/4 in. (87 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Mrs. Philip J. Roosevelt, 1969
Accession Number:
2009.300.2595
Not on view
Parasols were often carried in the manner of a walking stick and this is an example of a style which was made to actually function as a walking stick, with a metal tip at the base of the handle, and a knob on top. Another interesting feature is the leather-covered shank, handle, and spike rather than the typical wood.
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