Campaign cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.45
Date: 
ca. 1952
Medium: 
Wood, porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (83.8 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm)
Description: 
Ike (Dwight Eisenhower) fair cane.
Gallery Label: 
Canes with porcelain Dwight Eisenhower's head were used as souvenirs at amusement parks and fairs. They were produced for supporters of the Army general who orchestrated the D Day invasion and went on to become NATO commander and President of Columbia University. Eisenhower ran with Richard Nixon, a congressman from California. The cane stressed Ike's winning smile.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group