Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1880's
Walnut, copper
Overall: 34 1/4 x 1 1/2 x 2 in. (87 x 3.8 x 5.1 cm)
Gallery Label: 
Following the Civil War, the support of women's suffrage became widespread. Concurrently, the push to extend the right to vote to former male slaves was also gaining momentum. Both movements culminated in constitutional amendments. A number of women used canes to publicize their movement as presidential candidates did during their campaigns. This intricately carved walnut cane has a suffragette on the top. It was strong enough to be used as a supportive cane.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group