Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Title
Commemorative cane
Date 
ca. 1895
Medium 
Wood, tin
Dimensions 
Overall: 33 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (85.7 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description 
Grand Army of the Republic General Ulysses Grant DC encampment.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.60
Gallery Label 
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a group of Union veterans of the Civil War, held annual encampments from 1866 to 1949 to celebrate their days of glory. Barbara Grumet, wife of cane collector Lou Grumet, had a special interest in the GAR, as her great-grandfather was the GAR national chair. Commemorative canes were produced for many of the encampments. This wood cane is from the 1892 Washington, D.C. encampment and is topped with a tin cap featuring a likeness of General Ulysses S. Grant.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group