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Campaign cane

Object Number: 
Wood, brass, plastic
Overall: 36 3/4 x 1 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. (93.3 x 3.2 x 10.8 cm)
John Kerry and John Edwards eagle.
Gallery Label: 
In 2004, Senator John Kerry ran against the incumbent President George W. Bush and lost. His running mate was Senator John Edwards of North Carolina. He produced their names as a paper addition to a common eagle cane and gave them to supporters. Surprisingly, there was no Bush cane, even though President Bush collects canes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group