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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Circular metal pin-back button "IMPEACH/NIXON!"; white and red.
Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States in 1969 and was re-elected in 1972. He resigned his Presidency due to the Watergate scandal, in which he allowed the break-in and electronic bugging of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate apartment and office building complex.
Gift of David Klotz
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