Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.110
Date: 
2003
Medium: 
Wood, paint, copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (95.9 x 5.7 x 6.4 cm)
Description: 
Fiorello LaGuardia.
Gallery Label: 
Cane collector Lou Grumet acquired a number of antique canes related to iconic American leaders, and then broadened his collection by commissioning Vancouver yacht maker and cane carver Ivan Wilson to create a cane depicting a young Fiorello La Guardia, mayor and congressman from New York. Of Italian heritage, La Guardia was a war hero for flights in Italy during World War I, a congressman, and beloved mayor during the Great Depression.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group