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Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1900
Medium 
Wood, paper, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 3/4 x 3/4 in. (91.4 x 1.9 x 1.9 cm)
Description 
William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.27
Gallery Label 
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).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group