Wood, ivory, metal
Overall: 34 1/4 x 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. (87 x 1.9 x 8.9 cm)
Grand Army of the Republic Detroit encampment cane.
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.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
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