Faux bamboo, Bone
Overall: 37 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (94 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm)
William Howard Taft.
The 1908 campaign cane of William Howard Taft of Ohio was made out of bone, and was probably a one of a kind cane, made by a Taft supporter. Taft was Roosevelt's hand-picked successor, and the two were close friends. After leaving office, Roosevelt turned on Taft and ran against him in 1912.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.