Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.48
Date: 
2005
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 x 2 3/4 x 3 in. (94 x 7 x 7.6 cm)
Description: 
Lyndon B. Johnson.
Gallery Label: 
After Lou Grumet collected a number of antique canes of iconic historic American political figures, he commissioned Baltimore carver Pat Harris to make a figural cane of Lyndon B. Johnson. Johnson became president upon John F. Kennedy's death. He had been the most successful majority leader in the history of the United States Senate. Prior to that, he was a protégé of FDR in Congress. As President, he was extremely active in civil rights, education, health, and was responsible for the war in Vietnam. This cane was the first commissioned by Grumet for his political figures collection. As a college student, Grumet had worked for the Democratic National Committee during the Johnson Administration The cane has a carved and painted head of Johnson.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group