Campaign cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1908
Faux bamboo, Bone
Overall: 37 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (94 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm)
William Howard Taft.
Gallery Label: 
The 1908 campaign cane of William Howard Taft of Ohio was made out of bone, and was probably a one of a kind cane, made by a Taft supporter. Taft was Roosevelt's hand-picked successor, and the two were close friends. After leaving office, Roosevelt turned on Taft and ran against him in 1912.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group