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Oil on canvas
Artist/Maker:Frederic Edwin Church
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Overall: 32 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. (83.2 x 3.8 x 8.3 cm)
Admiral Dewey celebration cane.
Gift of Lou and Barbara Grumet
This cane celebrates the achievements of Admiral George Dewey. He was extremely popular following his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War. The cane has an ivory top, and features applied paper images down the sides of the stick. The cane was probably made in anticipation of Dewey's presidential campaign, which never materialized.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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