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View from Cozzen's Hotel Near West Point, N.Y.
Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:John Frederick Kensett
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Dome-shaped buttons; with basket design on front, and wreath on back.
These buttons were found in the files of the N-YHS Field Exploration Committee. They were probably part of a collection of replicas of 18th and 19th century buttons owned by William L. Calver, the Committee's chairman.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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