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The Course of Empire: Desolation
Oil on canvas (relined)
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According to an attached label, these beads were found at Kings Highway and Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. The label gave a date of June 31, 1925, but did not clarify whether the object was found on that date, or presented that day to the Society. The address was the site of a Colonial inn that was built in 1680.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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