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Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.63
Date: 
ca. 1891
Medium: 
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/4 x 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (87 x 1.9 x 8.9 cm)
Description: 
Grand Army of the Republic Detroit 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 curved ivory handle is from the 1891 Detroit encampment.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group