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The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Circular metal pin-back campaign button "VETS/FOR/IKE"; blue and white.
This button was worn by a war veteran in support of Dwight D. Eisenhower, an Army General and Republican nominee for President in 1952. He won the election and put an end to the Korean War during his Presidency. He was re-elected in 1956.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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