Cane

Object Number: 
1942.92
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Wood, silver, brass, steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 7/8 in. ( 88.6 x 11.4 x 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on collar: "Presented to/Wm. Sulzer/by/Hamilton Fish Kean"
Description: 
Wooden cane with tapered shaft, L-shaped bone handle, silver collar, and brass ferrule with steel tip.
Gallery Label: 
According to the inscription, this cane was presented to William Sulzer (1863-1941) by Hamilton Fish Kean. William Sulzer (1863-1941), nicknamed "Plain Bill", was the 39th governor of New York and a long-serving congressman for the state (1895-1912). In Congress, he was known as a Populist. Sulzer was elected governor in 1912 with the support of William Jennings Bryan, William Randolph Hearst, and Woodrow Wison, as well as the reform and Tammany factions of the state Democratic Party. He was the first and only New York State Governor to be impeached.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. William Sulzer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group