Nightstick

Object number
19.7
Creator
Unknown
Date
1821 – 1871
Description
Nightstick, or billy club, made of wood w/ a hole near the top of the handle, evidently for a strap or cord for hanging it. Paper label '149' glued to club; #144 in white ink on club. Typed label glued to club reads: "Policeman's Club/ Used By/ William Henry Cranston (1821-1871)/ Mayor of Newport 1857-1866, Gift of Miss Douglas."
Materials
wood
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Douglas
Subjects
Police, City of Newport
Related People & Organizations
Cranston, William Henry (associated)