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Overall: 34 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (87 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Chicago Expostion.
This 1933 cane with a copper head of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the slogan "Century of Progress" was produced for the Chicago World's Fair of 1933. The aptly-named Century of Progress International Exposition celebrated Chicago's centennial. This cane is one of many of world's fair canes in the Grumet collection.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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