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Campaign cane

Campaign cane
Campaign cane
Campaign cane
ca. 1896
Overall: 33 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (85.7 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
William McKinley (Peace, Prosperity Protection).
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Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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The 1896 presidential campaign produced the greatest variety of campaign canes of any election. This cane features a tin horn created for William McKinley. It was inscribed with his slogan, "peace, prosperity and protection," and can actually be used to make noise, similar to a kazoo. It could be waved and used as a noise maker during rallies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group