Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1964
Medium 
Wood, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 1/2 x 1 1/8 x 1 1/8 in. (92.7 x 2.9 x 2.9 cm)
Description 
Lyndon B. Johnson campaign stick.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.51
Gallery Label 
Although there was no official campaign cane for Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, some local supporters made them. This cane, done by a Texas supporter, was made out of wood, with a red cap. It has the slogan "walk away with LBJ." The official campaign slogan was actually "All the way withy LBJ." Johnson ran with Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, and he trounced Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona and his running mate, Congressman William Miller of New York.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group