In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Balustrade section from Federal Hall, New York
Painted wrought iron
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Overall: 35 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (90.8 x 3.8 x 11.4 cm)
The presidential campaign of 1904 was an all-New York contest. The Republicans ran the incumbent Theodore Roosevelt, and the Democrats ran Alton Parker, the Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals.
This wooden cane, with Parker's likeness carved in wood, was made for his supporters. It was purchased by Grumet in a London cane shop.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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