Wood bootjack that belonged to William Henry Harrison and was given to Benjamin Harrison February 10, 1892, from Abram Stanley of Salem, Indiana. A wood block 3 ¾” x 1 7/8” x 1” on the bottom near the “v” shaped end allows the bootjack to sit on an angle. Wood is cracked from the base of the "v" down through the center. The left point of the "v" is worn or broken off at the end slightly. There are several holes and nails: some are where the wood block base is attached and others are closer to the "v" (on either side of opening). A hole for hanging or strap at foot of bootjack is slightly off center to the left. Letter #2449 is from Abram Stanley states that the bootjack was William Henry Harrison and has been in Stanley's possession for fifty-one years.
What draws you in? Color. Texture. Je ne sais quoi? Go with your gut and experience a new take on learning. Enjoy this individually curated section.
Share the life stories, arts and culture of your 23rd President
Renew your membership with us.
Support a legacy.
** Please note we are CLOSED for our annual cleaning from January 1- 24, 2021. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen on January 25th. Please visit the 'Plan Your Visit' portion of our website to reserve your tickets. Meantime, watch for additional details on our Events page for Coffee with the Curator, The Night Indianapolis Roared, virtual gatherings, quiz nights, new podcasts, curbside engagements, & more!
Thank you for being an important part of the Presidential Site and sharing a legacy in action!