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Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1936
Medium 
Wood, fabric
Dimensions 
Overall: 35 3/4 x 1 x 5 1/8 in. (90.8 x 2.5 x 13 cm)
Description 
Alfred Landon and Frank Knox campaign cane.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.43
Gallery Label 
In 1936, the Republican candidate against Franklin D. Roosevelt was Governor Alfred Landon of Kansas. The first efforts at polling predicted a Landon victory, although FDR won by an overwhelming margin. By this election, campaign canes were no longer a major item for supporters, but the Landon/Knox ticket did produce one with an American flag embedded in it, along with the candidates' names. The flag was attached to the cane and wrapped around it.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group