Commemorative cane

Commemorative cane
Commemorative cane
Title
Commemorative cane
Date 
ca. 1899
Medium 
Wood, stone
Dimensions 
Overall: 32 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (83.2 x 3.8 x 8.3 cm)
Description 
Admiral Dewey celebration cane.
Credit Line 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number 
2010.24.89
Gallery Label 
This cane celebrates the achievements of Admiral George Dewey. He was extremely popular following his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. The cane has an ivory top, and features applied paper images down the sides of the stick. The cane was probably made in anticipation of Dewey's presidential campaign, which never materialized.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group