Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1976
Medium 
Metal, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (82.6 x 3.2 x 14.6 cm)
Description 
Jimmy Carter peanut campaign cane.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.52
Gallery Label 
In 1976, in addition to the nostalgia cane done in conjunction with the Bicentennial, Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter produced a cane with a peanut-shaped handle and his name on it. Carter was a peanut farmer, and the cane, made of metal, built on his personal story. Carter ran with Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota, a protégé of Hubert Humphrey. They defeated President Ford and Senator Robert Dole.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group