Cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.72
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.
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.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group