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Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1884
Medium 
Painted wood, pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 x 1 7/8 x 2 3/4 in. (86.4 x 4.8 x 7 cm)
Description 
Grover Cleveland.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.14
Gallery Label 
Grover Cleveland was the only president to be elected to two non-consecutive terms. Cleveland was the Governor of New York before he was elected, and had been elected Sheriff of Erie County, Mayor of Buffalo, and Governor in four years. He was the only Democrat between Lincoln and Wilson, with the Republicans still running on the Civil War based refusal to elect Democrats. Cleveland was also uniquely one of two presidents to have been partners in the same Buffalo law firm, the other being Millard Fillmore. As a pro-business Democrat, he favored the gold standard and vetoed many war veteran pension bills. This cane is one of three Cleveland canes in the Grumet collection. It has a pewter head, and features his mustache and abundant hair.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group