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The Course of Empire: The Arcadian or Pastoral State
Oil on canvas
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Overall: 33 3/4 x 1 x 4 3/4 in. (85.7 x 2.5 x 12.1 cm)
World War I patriotic carvings, Uncle Sam, Liberty etc.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Folk cane artists created a number of patriotic canes to show their pride in America during World War I. This example incorporates patriotic symbols, including the bald eagle, Uncle Sam, and Lady Liberty, among others.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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