Overall: 34 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. (87.9 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm)
Grand Army of the Republic.
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 consists of a wood stick topped with an ivory head and applied gold decoration.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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