1939 New York World's Fair Folding Chair Cane

Title

1939 New York World's Fair Folding Chair Cane

Description

This folding chair cane was used at the 1939 New York Fair. It is unique in the fact that it is a cane that can fold out into a chair. This was mostly designed for elderly people and people with physical disabilities who attended the fair who needed to rest from walking around all day. With the folding chair cane, people did not have to venture and find a bench, they had the convenience of having a folding chair that could also be used as a cane.

Source

Dawes County Historical Society Museum, Chadron State College History Harvest, 2014

Date

1939

Rights

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Format

object

Type

image

Coverage

North America

Original Format

Folding Chair

Physical Dimensions

35" long, 9" diameter seat

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Citation

“1939 New York World's Fair Folding Chair Cane,” History Harvest, accessed April 13, 2024, https://historyharvest.unl.edu/items/show/541.

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