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This plaster cast of Sir Wilfrid Laurier was made shortly after his death in 1919. Laurier died at the age of 78.
This jewel encrusted box was presented to the Lauriers by the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (the future King George V & Queen Mary) on their royal tour of Canada in 1901.
Discussions and planning during the conference of 1943 led to the invasion of Normandy the following year and the eventual defeat of Nazi Germany.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his Minister of Labour, William Lyon Mackenzie King who went on to succeed his mentor, Laurier, as the Leader of the Liberal Party.