In early 2017, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
Portrait of an Unidentified Woman
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 37 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. (94.6 x 4.4 x 5.7 cm)
Southern soldier, reproduction.
This reproduction cane features Johnny Reb, the national personification of the Southern states. He wears his most common attribute, the kepi-style forage cap. This cane is patterned after many canes that were carved out of wood throughout the South after the end of the Civil War.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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