Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Wood, paint, copper
Overall: 36 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. (92.7 x 7 x 7 cm)
Tom Dewey - carved by Pat Harris.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
Gallery Label 
After Lou Grumet collected a number of antique canes of iconic historic American political figures, he commissioned Baltimore carver Pat Harris to make a figural cane of Tom Dewey, former district attorney of New York County, Governor of New York, and twice the Republican candidate for president, in 1944 and 1948. Dewey was one of the most important men in the Republican Party and was a key figure in the Eisenhower administration. Grumet used the cane, which has a carved and painted head of Dewey, when he testified in front of the Republican New York State Senate.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group