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The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 36 x 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 in. (91.4 x 3.8 x 3.8 cm)
Theodore Roosevelt campaign for governor, button.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
This is a campaign cane produced for supporters of Theodore Roosevelt when he ran for Governor of New York in 1898. It is composed of a classic campaign button attached to a stick. Lou Grumet included it in his collection of presidential campaign canes, because of Roosevelt's prominence after the Spanish American War, and his impact on presidential politics. During the decades after the Civil War, politicians from New York and Ohio dominated presidential campaigning.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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