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Elisha Kent Kane, M.D. (1820-1857)
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 35 3/4 x 1 x 5 1/8 in. (90.8 x 2.5 x 13 cm)
Alfred Landon and Frank Knox campaign cane.
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.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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