Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Title
Commemorative cane
Date 
ca. 1876
Medium 
Painted wood, pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 1/4 x 1 x 3 1/2 in. (92.1 x 2.5 x 8.9 cm)
Description 
Philadelphia Centennial Exposition, Independence Hall and Lady Liberty.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.73
Gallery Label 
A number of canes were created to celebrate the 1876 Centennial. The handle of this cane is a silver souvenir from 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. It depicts Lady Liberty on one side and a Revolutionary soldier on the other, with Independence Hall shown on both sides. The images on the cane mirrored the official poster of the Exhibition.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group