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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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This triangular black metal ashtray has a plastic eight ball on one side and on the others the words "Street Address", "City, State" and "Your Firm Name Here". A salesman's sample for a company making souvenir ashtrays marked "1940 Sample M-35B".
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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