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Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
2008
Medium 
Wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (92.1 x 7 x 6.4 cm)
Description 
Barack Obama.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.56
Gallery Label 
In 2008 Barack Obama became the first African-American to win the presidency. He was a Senator from Illinois and ran with Senator Joe Biden from Delaware. They won over Senator John McCain of Arizona and Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. Grumet was an early supporter of Obama and commissioned this bespoke cane from Pat Harris, a noted cane carver from Baltimore, for his cane collection. The cane is a painted wood caricature of Obama, complete with big ears and a halo on his head.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group