WW2 Era Prison Presentation Walking Cane | Signed SWK 1941
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Here we have a rare folk art presentation cane from Arizona State Prison in the 1940s. The story is inscribed right there on the cane. Let's cut to the chase:
Made in ARIZONA STATE PRISON PRESENTED E.A. MUNZ BY WARDEN J.G. EAGER MARCH 1941
Plus you also have a brass plate with the initials of the folk artist; S.W.K.....handmade, of course. Then you wrap it up with a large brass band towards the bottom.
I'm still researching the histories of E.A. Munz and Warden J.G. Eager. I'm sure there's a great story there. I wish this bruising walking stick could talk. All heart and soul...and maybe some grime along the way.
The rare presentation stick came out of a collector's estate in the Twin Cities.
The prison cane measures 29" tall. The handle measures 6 1/2". There is patina throughout the cane. Some of the wood bark is peeling, especially near the large brass band and at the bottom. The cane doesn't have a ferrule. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
I ship FedEx to street addresses in the continental USA only (no PO boxes). Free shipping for the prison walking stick.
Well y'all, there is nothing like original underground history. It's written right there in wood.