Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Title
Campaign cane
Date 
ca. 1896
Medium 
Tin, wood
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (87.6 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
Description 
William McKinley button.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.23
Gallery Label 
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.
Creative: Tronvig Group