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Wonderful Willie! : What he and Tommy did to Spain / sketches and rhymes by L.D. Bradley.
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This 1900 campaign walking stick was produced for supporters of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, running as an Ohio/New York ticket. Roosevelt was an extremely popular Governor of New York, riding a wave of popularity from his role as a rough rider in the Spanish-American War. Many believe he was made vice president in order to get him out of the powerful New York governorship.
This stick was made of wood, covered with red, white and blue campaign bunting and the candidate's pictures. It is a mirror image of the Bryan cane (2010.24.28).
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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