Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.60
Date: 
ca. 1895
Medium: 
Wood, tin
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (85.7 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Description: 
Grand Army of the Republic General Ulysses Grant DC encampment.
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 wood cane is from the 1892 Washington, D.C. encampment and is topped with a tin cap featuring a likeness of General Ulysses S. Grant.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group