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Campaign cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.31
Date: 
ca. 1904
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (90.8 x 3.8 x 11.4 cm)
Description: 
Alton Parker
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group