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Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Campaign cane
ca. 1976
Wood, tin
Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 x 4 in. (89.5 x 2.5 x 10.2 cm)
Jimmy Carter campaign cane.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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Gallery Label 
For the bicentennial presidential campaign, the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter campaigns mass produced nostalgic tin campaign canes that mimicked FDR's 1932 pewter cane. They had the candidate's name on one side and "For President" on the other. Jimmy Carter had been a peanut farmer and the Governor of Georgia before his surprising ascendency to the presidency.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group