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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Tokens; metal; depiction of a bald eagle with a shield on its breast on obverse, ring of garland on reverse; obverse "ROOT & CO. / N.Y. / DACUERRIAN GALLERY. 363. BROADWAY." reverse "FIRST / PREMIUM / AWARDED TO / ROOT. & CO. / DACUERREOTYPES"
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