Overall: 34 1/2 x 7/8 x 7/8 in. (87.6 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm)
Following the Civil War, the movement for women's suffrage, along with the push to grant former male slaves the right to vote, became widespread, eventually culminating in two constitutional amendments.
A number of women used canes to advertise their cause in the manner of previous presidential candidates. This example is a small pewter women's cane, probably waved by supporters at rallies.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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