In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Elisha Kent Kane, M.D. (1820-1857)
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 37 3/4 x 1 x 4 1/4 in. (95.9 x 2.5 x 10.8 cm)
Democrat political cane.
Ohio carver George Huggins was commissioned by Grumet to create a cane commemorating Democratic campaign activities. The handle of the wooden cane is shaped to resemble the head of a donkey, and past election campaign logos decorate the sides.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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