Campaign cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1896
Wood, pewtar
Overall: 35 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (90.8 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm)
William McKinley.
Gallery Label: 
The 1896 presidential campaign produced the greatest variety of campaign canes of any election. The most common political canes used a candidate's likeness, in this case William McKinley, as the handle of the cane. This example is pewter, though some of McKinley's campaign canes were gilded to show his support of the gold standard.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group