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Object Name: Riding whip
Date: 1875-1890
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Medium: Ivory, brass, ebony, gut, horsehair
Dimensions: Overall: 71 x 3/4 in. ( 180.3 x 1.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Westfield
Description: Riding whip with long ivory handle with brass cap and collars; ebony shaft studded with ivory, and lash of woven gut over horsehair; brass cap and collars with chased and engraved foliate decoration, ivory handle with carved head of J.H. Garfield, an American eagle, and a monogram.
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. O.G. Connfelt
Object Number: 1945.505
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Marks: engraved: on brass collar: "To/Gen. J.H. Garfield./from members of /AMERICAN WHIP CO./Westfield, Mass."

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This riding whip, presented to James A. Garfield around 1880, was given in memory of the donor's late husband, Oscar Godfrey Connfelt.