|Catalog Number||0985.03.00130, a|
|Description||The two crutches are a pair, made of wood and have cloth arm pads stuffed with horse hair and covered in leather. One arm pad is in poor condition, almost completely torn away from the crutch, leaving the stuffing exposed and tears in the leather and fabric. The other crutch is in fair condition; the leather is torn underneath and slightly on the side. The bottom of both crutches have metal "sleeves" about three inches up. Each crutch also has a stamp on both sides near the center arm handle which reads, "WHITTEMORE WAKEFIELD MASS / PATENTED OCT. 1862."|
|Owned||Alexander H. Stephens; A. G. Grier|
|Made||Whittemore, Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA|
|Provenance||Alexander H. Stephens used this pair of crutches; he was Vice-President of the Confederacy and a member of the Cabinet. Stephens gaves the crutches to his cousin, Capt. A. G. Grier, step-father of the donor.|
Stephens, Alexander Hamilton
Grier, A. G.
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