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Elisha Kent Kane, M.D. (1820-1857)
Oil on canvas
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Bone center with brass shank; covered by thin, gilded face.
These buttons were found in the files of the N-YHS Field Exploration Committee. They were probably part of a collection of replicas of 18th and 19th century buttons owned by William L. Calver, the Committee's chairman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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