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Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:William Sidney Mount
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Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 x 4 in. (89.5 x 2.5 x 10.2 cm)
Gerald R. Ford campaign cane.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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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