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The Course of Empire: Destruction
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Overall: 37 3/4 x 1 x 4 1/4 in. (95.9 x 2.5 x 10.8 cm)
Democrat political cane.
Ohio carver George Huggins was commissioned by Grumet to create a cane commemorating Democratic campaign activities. The handle of the wooden cane is shaped to resemble the head of a donkey, and past election campaign logos decorate the sides.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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