Antique 1905 Dated Dartmouth University Senior Cane Dudley Indian Head 36.5″ L




  • Very Nice Rare Dartmouth College Senior Cane
  • Original Period Dudley Carved Indian Head Top with copper collar
  • Head engraved on back “D.F. Brown”  and dated 1905
  • Slightly tapering wood shaft with engraved names/nicknames of friends
  • Iron and brass ferrule tip.
  • Measures overall 36-1/2″ Long
  • Great rare addition for your collection! 

The history behind the senior canes at Dartmouth goes back as far as the earliest days of the college. They were carried as status symbols, as the Senior class had earned the title of “gentlemen”.  This became challenged by the freshmen class in the late 1800s, which lead to “cane rushing” and the diaspora of the canes to lower classmen.  They became very popular again with seniors in 1887. 

Here is a great historic article from Dartmouth about the history of the canes:

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SKU: 59158 Category: Canes & Walking Sticks Tags: antique, Cane, Folk Art


Very nice overall condition, showing some mild scratching and some small nicks to the wood from age/storage. The Indian head shows some loss to its original finish. The brass collar has heavy patina, and the brass/iron ferrule shows moderate wear from use.


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