Campaign cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1976
Metal, paint
Overall: 32 1/2 x 1 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. (82.6 x 3.2 x 14.6 cm)
Jimmy Carter peanut campaign cane.
Gallery Label: 
In 1976, in addition to the nostalgia cane done in conjunction with the Bicentennial, Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter produced a cane with a peanut-shaped handle and his name on it. Carter was a peanut farmer, and the cane, made of metal, built on his personal story. Carter ran with Senator Walter Mondale of Minnesota, a protégé of Hubert Humphrey. They defeated President Ford and Senator Robert Dole.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group