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Overall: 34 1/2 x 7/8 x 7/8 in. (87.6 x 2.2 x 2.2 cm)
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Following the Civil War, the movement for women's suffrage, along with the push to grant former male slaves the right to vote, became widespread, eventually culminating in two constitutional amendments.
A number of women used canes to advertise their cause in the manner of previous presidential candidates. This example is a small pewter women's cane, probably waved by supporters at rallies.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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