Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1896
Medium 
Wood, pewtar
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (90.8 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm)
Description 
William McKinley.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.25
Gallery Label 
The 1896 presidential campaign produced the greatest variety of campaign canes of any election. The most common political canes used a candidate's likeness, in this case William McKinley, as the handle of the cane. This example is pewter, though some of McKinley's campaign canes were gilded to show his support of the gold standard.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group