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MG George Pickett's Boot Jack
Item #: AA697
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The hits just keep coming! Another Civil War item attributed to an iconic figure of that terrible conflict has made it's way into the Americana shop, the personal boot jack of Confederate Major General George E. Pickett! The design of this small personal amenity is pretty clever. Constructed of cast iron, the boot jack folds when not in use. It is 5 1/8" tall when collapsed, 8 1/4" tall when in use. These little devices made it easier to remove the more lengthy riding boots used by most Confederate officers. This one was painted black and still retains about 80% of the original finish. The consignor of this piece purchased it through Heritage Auction house in June of 2011. The artifact is accompanied by an old display card that reads: This boot jack belonged to General George E. Pickett (Pickett's Charge - Gettysburg). Donated by Colonel C. Pickett, U.S. Army. Colonel Pickett shipped the boot jack to Representative L.H. Gavin, a member of Congress in May of 1949. Congressman Gavin was the father of renowned Civil War collector William Gavin, from whose estate the boot jack was acquired. The original shipping label from Colonel Pickett to Congressman Gavin is also included. Here is another opportunity to own a unique Civil War artifact that once belonged to one of the most recognizable figures to emerge from that dark time in America's history.
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