Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.57
Date: 
ca. 1880's
Medium: 
Wood, pewter
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 1/4 x 3/4 x 3 in. (89.5 x 1.9 x 7.6 cm)
Description: 
Grand Army of the Republic encampment cane.
Gallery Label: 
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a group of Union veterans of the Civil War, held annual encampments from 1866 to 1949 to celebrate their days of glory. Barbara Grumet, wife of cane collector Lou Grumet, had a special interest in the GAR, as her great-grandfather was the GAR national chair. Commemorative canes were produced for many of the encampments. This example has a pewter handle, with military motifs of the flag, eagle, cannons and cannon balls, which were commonly seen on the encampment commemorative canes.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group