Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1916
Papier mache on steel rod, brass
Overall: 34 1/2 x 1 x 5 in. (87.6 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm)
Woodrow Wilson inaugural speech (turned into papier mache).
Gallery Label: 
Woodrow Wilson, the former Governor of New Jersey and former president of Princeton University, became president in 1912, a result of the three-way tie among Wilson, Taft and Roosevelt. His inaugural speech, which in many ways ushered in the Progressive Era, was transferred onto papier mache and applied to a metal rod to make this cane. This cane was probably made for a key Wilson supporter, and was not mass produced.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group