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Overall: 33 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (83.8 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm)
Ike (Dwight Eisenhower) fair cane.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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