Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
2010.24.111
Date: 
2009
Medium: 
Wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 x 2 x 2 1/4 in. (94 x 5.1 x 5.7 cm)
Description: 
Chrysler Building with gargolye.
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 commemorating the Chrysler Building. The building was developed by the automaker Walter Chrysler and was intended to be the tallest in the world, but a rival group, under the leadership of former Governor Al Smith quickly eclipsed it. The cane has the Chrysler Building etched into the shaft, and has a replica of one of the gargoyles on the building as its handle.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group