Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1880's
Wood, ivory, gold
Overall: 34 5/8 x 1 3/4 x 1 in. (87.9 x 4.4 x 2.5 cm)
Grand Army of the Republic.
Gallery Label: 
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a group of Union veterans of the Civil War, held annual encampments from 1866 to 1949 to celebrate their days of glory. Barbara Grumet, wife of cane collector Lou Grumet, had a special interest in the GAR, as her great-grandfather was the GAR national chair. Commemorative canes were produced for many of the encampments. This example consists of a wood stick topped with an ivory head and applied gold decoration.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group