Campaign cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1908
Wood, pewter
Overall: 35 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (90.2 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
William Howard Taft.
Gallery Label: 
The 1908 campaign cane of William Howard Taft of Ohio includes a pewter head typical of campaign canes of the era. Taft was a member of Roosevelt's cabinet, and the two were close friends. This cane was mass produced for Taft supporters. After leaving office, Roosevelt turned on his hand-picked successor and ran against him in 1912.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group