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Mahogany; pine, poplar
Related Person:George Washington
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Overall: 34 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (87.6 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
William McKinley button.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
The 1896 presidential contest between William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan produced a greater variety of canes than any other political campaign. Both parties felt passionately about the differences over the gold standard, tariffs, and rural versus urban lifestyles.
This cane is made up of a McKinley campaign button mounted on a stick.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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