Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.62
Date: 
ca. 1884
Medium: 
Wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 1 x 4 5/8 in. (87.6 x 2.5 x 11.7 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. This wood cane with a curved handle is from an 1884 encampment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group