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Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1820s-1830s
Medium 
Wood, amber
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (88.9 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description 
Andrew Jackson.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.2
Gallery Label 
The amber head of Andrew Jackson was made for the campaign of 1828. It was unlikely to have been mass produced, and was thus probably made for a major Jackson supporter. Andrew Jackson was an extremely popular former General, having won the Battle of New Orleans, the last major battle of the War of 1812. He had previously run for the presidency in 1824 and lost to John Quincy Adams.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group