Campaign cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.43
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group