Cane

Cane
Title
Cane
Date 
ca. 1876
Medium 
Wood, copper, silver
Dimensions 
Overall: 34 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (87 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description 
George Washington centennial cane.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.72
Gallery Label 
A number of canes were created to celebrate the 1876 Centennial. This cane features a silver bust of George Washington as the handle. Copper buttons ornament the sides of the wooden stick. It was part of a series of canes made for the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. Another cane in the series featured Abraham Lincoln.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group