Campaign cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1896
Painted wood, silver plate
Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (89.5 x 3.8 x 4.4 cm)
William Jennings Bryan (16-1 markings).
Gallery Label: 
The 1896 presidential campaign produced the greatest variety of campaign canes of any election. This example is silver plated, demonstrating William Jennings Bryan's support for the silver standard. The handle is in the form of Bryan's head, and includes campaign flags and the 16-1 formula he advocated for silver against gold. He was one of the youngest presidential candidates in history.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group