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Advertising cane

Advertising cane
Title
Advertising cane
Date 
ca. 1880's
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 x 7/8 x 7/8 in. (88.9 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm)
Description 
Manure spreader advertising cane.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.136
Gallery Label 
Manure spreading was a major industry in agricultural America during the post-Civil War period, and this cane was handed out to farmers as an advertising tool. The cheaply made walking sticks were quite popular among farmers. Before the emergence of the automobile, most men and many women used canes for walking and for climbing onto wagons and stage coaches.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group