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Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.59
Date: 
ca. 1897
Medium: 
Wood, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 35 7/8 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (91.1 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description: 
Grand Army of the Republic Buffalo 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 wooden cane with applied tin decoration is from the 1897 Buffalo encampment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group