In December 2016, our fourth floor will be transformed into a new destination for historical education and innovation. During the current renovation, objects from our permanent collection are on view throughout the Museum.
The Course of Empire: The Savage State
Oil on canvas (relined)
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Circular metal badge "JOSEPH/O'DWYER/IMPELLITTERI"; red, white and blue.
William O'Dwyer won the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York City in 1941 but was defeated in the general election by Fiorello H. La Guardia. He was elected mayor in 1945 as the candidate of the Democratic and American Labor parties. In 1949, Vincent R. Impellitteri became the acting mayor of New York City after the resignation of Mayor William O'Dwyer in 1950.
Gift of David Klotz
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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