Campaign cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.24
Date: 
ca. 1896
Medium: 
Tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 3/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (85.7 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
Description: 
William McKinley (Peace, Prosperity Protection).
Gallery Label: 
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group