Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
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.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.45
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group