WW2 Folk Art Cane from 110th Medical Battalion | 1941
Here we have a fantastic World War 2 folk art cane created by medics of the 110th division at Camp Robinson In Arkansas. This is a special one, and I'm at a loss for words, but not the utmost admiration. The rare walking stick is dated 1941 and has carving throughout. Let's jump right in to the carvings.
From top to bottom: 1. Yoo Hoo (seriously!....outstanding) 2. 1941 3. God Bless America 4. Camp Robinson 5. Co H - 110th Medics 6. Ark 7. Gordon 8. Prescott 9. Maneuvers Area 10. Tennessee 11. Hope 12. El Dorado 13. Arkansas 14. Louisiana 15. Dubach 16. Vienna 17. Lillie 18. Kansas 19. Arcadia 20. Ruston 21. Hodge 22. Farmrville (as carved) 23. Winnfield 24. Mansfield 25. Calvin 26. Verda 27. Natchitoches 28. Lake End 29. Clear Lake 30. Gibsland 31. In God We Trust
Unreal. Such a cool piece of military history. The 110th Medics Battalion served extensively in WW2, starting with D-Day. Their heroism and service is a thing to behold.
The rare folk art cane originally came out of an estate auction in the Midwest.
The walking stick measures just under 35" tall. There is great patina everywhere. The varnish puts it over the top. The top of the cane is experiencing some natural cracks (see pic). There is a natural crack in the base as well. Please see all pics as they are part of the description.
What a phenomenal piece of historical art. And what an honor to learn about their story.