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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Overall: 37 3/4 x 2 x 3 1/2 in. (95.9 x 5.1 x 8.9 cm)
GOP political cane.
Cane carver George Huggins was commissioned by Grumet to create a cane commemorating Republican campaign activities. The handle of the wooden cane is shaped to resemble the head of an elephant, 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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