John Neal walking stick, Portland, 1850

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


John Neal (1793-1876), an arts critic and author from Portland, owned the wood walking stick with a brass tip and gold decorative knob at the top that is inscribed "John Neal Portland, Me."

It also has a leather cord threaded through a gold-lined hole near the top.

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About This Item

  • Title: John Neal walking stick, Portland, 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, gold, leather, metal, brass
  • Dimensions: 34.8 cm x 1.2 cm
  • Local Code: 2004.133.001
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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