Gold Victorian Cane Handle-18833D ModelNoAI
Victorian gold-filled handle with embossed flower and scroll motifs and inlaid stones, inscribed “Presented to/ George H. Daniels/by the Denver Train Agents/of1883”, with the GHD monogram on the end of the handle. This piece would have been affixed to a walking stick, and belonged to George H. Daniels who was the brother of author and artist Julia Daniels Moseley. George Henry Daniels lived from 1841–1908 and was a well-known railroad man, working his way up from a rodman to become the General Passenger Agent for the New York Central Lines from 1889-1905. He was a native of Hampshire, Illinois and made his last home in Lake Placid, New York. The well-worn piece was at some point given to his sister, who passed the heirloom down through history and it is today in the Moseley Homestead Collections, as part of the National Register of Historic Places site in Florida. This item was documented using structured light laser scanning and imaging.