Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.70
Date: 
ca. 1876
Medium: 
Wood, ivory, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 1/2 x 1 x 3 1/2 in. (87.6 x 2.5 x 8.9 cm)
Description: 
Cetennialcane, turkey/eagle hybrid (Ben Franklin satire).
Gallery Label: 
The 1876 Centennial celebration spawned a number of commemorative canes. This ivory cane was designed to highlight Benjamin Franklin's musings on whether the national bird should be the turkey or the eagle. The cane handles playfully combines both to create a caricature.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group