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Museum Collection Highlights
Proposed Coat of Arms for New Amsterdam, New Netherland: Preparatory Drawing for a Presentation to the Dutch West India Company
Black ink and wash, watercolor, red and black chalk, and red gouache, with contours incised by a stylus on laid on paper, mounted on card
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Overall: 34 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (87 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
The cane is an original piece of Disney memorabilia from 1939. The handle, a carved head of the original design of Mickey Mouse, was sold to promote the cartoon movies. This cane was produced at the peak of Mickey Mouse's popularity, right before Snow White was to change the history of American movies and for animation.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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