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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Overall: 35 1/4 x 1 x 4 in. (89.5 x 2.5 x 10.2 cm)
Jimmy Carter campaign cane.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
For the bicentennial presidential campaign, the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter campaigns mass produced nostalgic tin campaign canes that mimicked FDR's 1932 pewter cane. They had the candidate's name on one side and "For President" on the other.
Jimmy Carter had been a peanut farmer and the Governor of Georgia before his surprising ascendency to the presidency.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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