Antique Carved Wood Folk Art Walking Stick Cane. This is from a central Florida estate. The handle is an alligator with an African-American baby in its mouth.A dogs head is carved on the side. Apparently Florida Alligator hunters would use African-American babies as bait. They would place the babies at the edge of the water to lure in the gators.
You can read about this online, Google pickaninny alligator bait. Very unique and historic one of a kind walking stick.
The tail was repaired at one time, this can be seen in the pictures. The item "Carved Folk Art Walking Stick Cane Alligator Black Baby In Mouth Black Americana" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Vintage Accessories\Canes & Walking Sticks". The seller is "lapisblue" and is located in New Port Richey, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam.