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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Overall: 36 x 1 x 5 1/4 in. (91.4 x 2.5 x 13.3 cm)
Grand Army of the Republic commemorative.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), a group of Union veterans of the Civil War, held annual encampments from 1866 to 1949 to celebrate their days of glory. Barbara Grumet, wife of cane collector Lou Grumet, had a special interest in the GAR, as her great-grandfather was the GAR national chair.
Many of the encampments produced commemorative canes, including this example which is made of briarwood and tin. It was discovered in an attic outside of Albany, N.Y.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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