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Cane

Object Number: 
1942.91
Date: 
1900-1910
Medium: 
Bamboo, silver, ivory
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 x 2 in. ( 86.4 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on collar: "SOLID SILVER" engraved: on collar: "Hon. William Sulzer./From Friends March 18, 1906"
Description: 
Bamboo cane with varnished shaft, ivory semi-crook handle, and silver collar with engraved inscription.
Gallery Label: 

William Sulzer (1863-1941), nicknamed "Plain Bill", was the 39th governor of New York and a long-serving congressman for the state (1895-1912). In Congress, he was known as a Populist. Sulzer was elected governor in 1912 with the support of William Jennings Bryan, William Randolph Hearst, and Woodrow Wison, as well as the reform and Tammany factions of the state Democratic Party. He was the first and only New York State Governor to be impeached.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Sulzer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group