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Object Name: Commemorative cane
Date: 2003
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Medium: Wood, paint, copper
Dimensions: Overall: 37 3/4 x 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. (95.9 x 5.7 x 6.4 cm)
Description: Fiorello LaGuardia.
Credit Line: Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Object Number: 2010.24.110
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Cane collector Lou Grumet acquired a number of antique canes related to iconic American leaders, and then broadened his collection by commissioning Vancouver yacht maker and cane carver Ivan Wilson to create a cane depicting a young Fiorello La Guardia, mayor and congressman from New York. Of Italian heritage, La Guardia was a war hero for flights in Italy during World War I, a congressman, and beloved mayor during the Great Depression.