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Commemorative cane

Object Number: 
ca. 1892
Painted wood, silver
Overall: 35 x 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. (88.9 x 3.2 x 3.2 cm)
World's Columbian Expostion, Chicago, cane.
Gallery Label: 
The Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago spawned the production of a number of canes that were sold as souvenirs. The fair celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in the Americas and was noted for its grand architecture that influenced building designs of the following decades. The handle of this cane also Columbus as a mature explorer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group