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Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (89.5 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm)
William Jennings Bryan (16-1 markings).
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
The 1896 presidential campaign produced the greatest variety of campaign canes of any election. This example is silver plated, demonstrating William Jennings Bryan's support for the silver standard. The handle is in the form of Bryan's head, and includes campaign flags and the 16-1 formula he advocated for silver against gold. He was one of the youngest presidential candidates in history.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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