Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Wood, paint, metal
Overall: 37 x 2 1/4 x 3 in. (94 x 5.7 x 7.6 cm)
Nelson Rockefeller.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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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 Nelson Rockefeller. Rockefeller was a scion of the Rockefeller oil money, and at the age of 26 he was the project manager for Rockefeller Center. He became a noted expert in Latin American issues, and was responsible for the design and implementation of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. He was four-term governor of New York, responsible for monumental development and building programs and for the creation of the State University of New York. Rockefeller was a candidate for the presidency several times, and served as an appointed vice president under President Ford. Grumet began his career in state government during the Rockefeller administration.
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Creative: Tronvig Group