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)
Gerald R. Ford campaign cane.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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For the bicentennial presidential campaign, the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter campaigns mass produced nostalgic tin campaign canes that mimicked FDR's pewter 1932 cane. They had the candidate's name on one side and "for president" on the other. Gerald Ford was the nation's first appointed president, having succeeded as a result of Nixon's resignation due to Watergate, and having not been elected to the vice presidency either. He succeeded to that post upon Agnew's resignation due to corruption charges.
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Creative: Tronvig Group