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11-1SecondaryManuscriptUnit HistoriesThis official history was written in 1945 by Captain Fred Fox. It details the unit's history from its formation in January 1944 until it was disbanded in September, 1945. Includes hi-qual scans of report's cover art and 23rd HQ SP TRS organizational table.September 1945
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22-21CopyNewspaperHarold Laynor CollectionThree newspaper articles regarding Harold Laynor: Arizona Republic, "Late Aartist had instrumental role in WWII's 'ghost army'", June 6, 2006 Gloucester County Times, "Army of None", October 23, 2005 East Valley Tribune, "The art of War", November 4, 2001
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22-01CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to his mother, April 16, 1944. On stationery of the Sedberry Hotel, McMinnville, Tennessee. Photocopy.April 16, 1944
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22-02CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, July 23, 1944. Written from "Somewhere in France." Discusses mail call and K.P. Includes drawing. Photocopy.July 23, 1944
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22-03CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, August 24, 1944. "Again From France." Discusses an acquaintance from the French Underground, a haircutting festival to shave the heads of collaborators. Photocopy.August 24, 1944
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22-04CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, September 1, 1944. "C'est la guerre." Discusses weather, tents. Photocopy.September 1, 1944
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22-05CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, September 4, 1944. "Meditating in France." Discusses guard duty, French acquaintance whose sons are prisoners of Germans ("le Boche"), and learning French vocabulary. Includes drawing. Photocopy.September 4, 1944
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22-06CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, September 24, 1944. Discusses sights in Paris, French weather, first wedding anniversary. Photocopy.September 24, 1944
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22-07CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, October 17, 1944. "Somewhere In Belgium." Discusses prisoners taken by member of his outfit, painting watercolors ("I told you I was art conscious again"), request for art supplies. Photocopy.October 17, 1944
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22-08CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, December 6, 1944. Includes self portrait drawing. Photocopy.December 6, 1944
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22-09CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, December 17, 1944. Discusses Marlene Dietrich and Ronald Coleman USO shows, request for Winsor-Newton art supplies, wearing a souvenir skull ring once worn by a Nazi Panzer officer. Mentions "Marsh," Freddie Lee, Jack Gellt. Photocopy.December 17, 1944
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22-10CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, February 11, 1945. Discusses post exchange (PX) USO building, local family he befriended named Warre, furloughs to Paris and elsewhere, solitary confinement for "Jackie." Photocopy.February 11, 1945
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22-11CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, March 25, 1945, four pages. On American Red Cross stationery (Form 539 A). Discusses his stay in hospital, painting in hospital, putting on theatre shows in hospital. Photocopy.March 25, 1945
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22-12CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, April 16 and 17, 1945, six pages. "Still Here." Discusses stay in Paris hospital, Luna Park ("the French ounterpart of our own Coney Island"), Ed Phillips, Holland, wearing patches of the Twelfth Army Group. Photocopy.April 16 and 17, 1945
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22-13CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, April 22, 1945, seven pages. Discusses visit to studio of Pablo Picasso, visit to the Louvre Museum, acquaintance with Jewish soldiers, visit to Jewish section of Paris, casualties in his unit including wounded Moscawitz, Cafe de la Paix. Photocopy.April 22, 1945
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22-14CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, May 9, 1945, one page. V-Mail form. Discusses being processed, victory parade in Paris. Photocopy.May 9, 1945
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22-15CopyLetterHarold Laynor CollectionLetter, Harold Laynor to wife, May 13, 1945, three pages. Discusses trip to Paris, trying to join his outfit again but unable to. Photocopy.May 13, 1945
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22-16CopyPaintingHarold Laynor CollectionLetter from Gloria Laynor, Harold Laynor's widow, regarding three prints of paintings by Harold Laynor. Attached labels describe the scenes in Laynor's own words. 1. # 25 "Dog Tired" 2. # 31 "After St. Lo" 3. # 41 "NOT ME Please" Also has sheet from Laynor Foundation regarding Harold Laynor's involvement in the Ghost Army.April 29, 2006
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22-18CopyPaintingHarold Laynor CollectionPrint of a painting by Harold Laynor of a soldier on a red background. Accompanying caption reads "Getting up after an hour or so of sleep you hear gunfire, you hear shells exploding. Is this a bad dream? No, unfortunately it is reality."no date
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22-19CopyPaintingHarold Laynor CollectionPrint of a painting by Harold Laynor of a soldier. Accompanying caption reads "Again, trying to show an expression of fear. No one wants to end up being a negative static."no date
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22-20CopyPaintingHarold Laynor CollectionPrint of a painting by Harold Laynor of a soldier next to a destroyed building. Accompanying caption reads "I depicted myself sitting on the ground among ruined buildings, watching an enemy 109, a Messerschmitt, coming toward us. We didn't know if it was going straight or not. Fortunately for us, it didn't."no date
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22-17OriginalFilmHarold Laynor CollectionDigital copy of "An Artist Goes To War," an autobiographical video film by Harold Laynor covering his service with The Ghost Army. Also a VHS tape.
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33-02CopyCartoonBernard Mason CollectionPhotocopy of a cartoon sent home by Bernard Mason from Luxembourg in either 1944 or 1945. Depicts a dreaming soldier being kissed by a cow.
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33-03CopyOrders, MilitaryBernard Mason CollectionOrder from MAJ David Haviland, dated June 14, 1944, that sent Fourth Platoon, Co. D, 603rd Engr Cam Bn to Omaha Beach and the 980th Field Artillery Bn. See #3-04 for explanation. Photocopy.June 14, 1944
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33-07CopyLetterBernard Mason CollectionDigital image of drawing by Bernie Mason on mail he sent on January 31, 1945.January 31, 1945
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33-01OriginalLetterBernard Mason CollectionLetter, Bernie Mason to Jacqueline Sheridan (Plate of Peas), February 10, 2006, three pages. Provides details and anecdotes concerning history of the Ghost Army and his own service.February 10, 2006
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33-04OriginalLetterBernard Mason CollectionLetter, Bernie Mason to Rick Beyer, February 24, 2011, three pages. Includes explanation of Mason's platoon being used to test dummies "under battlefield conditions" starting June 14, 1944. See #3-03. Also discusses explosives. Photocopy.February 24, 2011
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33-05OriginalEnvelopeBernard Mason CollectionIllustrated large envelope, Bernie Mason to Rick Beyer, February 2011. Soldier with 23rd HQ Special Troops helmet, holding "Please do not bend" balloon, drawn by Mason.February 2011
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33-06OriginalEnvelopeBernard Mason CollectionIllustrated envelope, Bernie Mason to Rick Beyer, February 2011. Soldier with 23rd HQ Special Troops helmet, drawn by Mason.February 2011
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33-08OriginalPhotograph, DigitalBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-09OriginalPhotograph, DigitalBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-10OriginalPhotograph, DigitalBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-11OriginalPhotograph, DigitalBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-12OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-13OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-14OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-15OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-16OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-17OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-18OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-19OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-20OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-21OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-22OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-23OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-24OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-25OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-26OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-27OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-28OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-29OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-30OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-31OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-32OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-33OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-34OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-35OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-36OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-37OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-38OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-39OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-40OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-41OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-42OriginalPrint, PhotographicBernard Mason CollectionFrom Bernie Mason scrapbook
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33-43OriginalEnvelopeBernard Mason CollectionPhotocopies of BW prints taken at USO show, August 1944 at Trevieres Including 2014 mailing envelope from Bernie with comical (self portrait?) of soldier wearing a Ghost Army helmet.October 22, 2014
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33-44OriginalLetterBernard Mason CollectionLetter (and envelope with artwork) dated October 14, 2016 from Bernie Mason to Rick BeyerOctober 14, 2016
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33-45OriginalLetterBernard Mason CollectionLetter to Rick Beyer from Bernie Mason regarding identification of Dahl photographs in album sent to him in October 2016. Letter signed: BernieOctober 2016
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33-46OriginalLetterBernard Mason CollectionLetter (c) with envelope (a) sent to R. Beyer from Bernie Mason postmarked December 9, 2016. Contains article (b) from Villanova News magazine.December 9, 2016
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33-48OriginalAlbum, PhotographBernard H MasonBernie Mason's wartime photo album
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33-47SecondaryNotesBernard Mason CollectionNotes taken by Rick Beyer on June 21, 2006 documenting his conversation with Bernie Mason2006
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44-01CopyManuscriptJack Masey CollectionNotes on a camouflage course taken by a British soldier. Came into the possession of Jack Masey. Not directly related to the Ghost Army but provides good information on camouflage technology of the era. Digital Copy. Multimedia link.
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44-02CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of soldier
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44-03CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of two women in unifroms at Expo 67.
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44-04CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of sketch by Jack Masey of pavilion at Expo 67.
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44-05CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of crowd and two women in uniform at Expo 67.
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44-06CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of pavilion at Expo 67.
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44-07CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of Expo 67
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44-08CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of woman in uniform at Expo 67.
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44-09CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of Expo 67
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44-10CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of Expo 67
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44-11CopyPhotograph, DigitalJack Masey CollectionDigital image of two women in uniform at Expo 67.
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44-13CopyNewspaperJack Masey CollectionNew York Times article dated November 21, 1969 "Showman for the U.S." Jack Masey11/21/1969
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44-14CopyNewspaperJack Masey CollectionNew York Times photo titled; Mrs. Khrushchev Visits U.S. Art Show in Moscow Caption reads: Mrs. Nikita S. Krushchev tours American graphis arts exhibit in Moscow with Foy D. Kohler , center , U.S. Ambassador to Soviet Union , and Jack Masey , exhibit director.12/28/1963
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44-15CopyLetterJack Masey CollectionCopy of a letter to Jack Masey from Steve Ambrose complimenting Jack on the Museum's successDecember 13, 2001
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44-16CopyMagazineJack Masey CollectionCopy of an article titled EXPO 67 from Forum magazine dated June 1967June 1967
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44-17CopyNewspaperJack Masey CollectionCopy of a newspaper article from the Times - Picayune titled : Personalizing the PacificDecember 7, 2001
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44-20CopyMagazineJack Masey CollectionCopy of an article from Grafik , A journal of international graphic design, dated Spetember 2003. Article highlights Masey's continuing influence as a continuing prominent graphic designer.September 2003
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44-21CopyNewspaperJack Masey CollectionCopy of newspaper article titled "Pacific wing owes epic touch to veteran museum designer" from The Times - Picayune dated Sunday, December 2, 2001December 2, 2001
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44-12OriginalBookJack Masey CollectionJack Masey's book of caricatures of the men in his company, self published in Luxembourg in the fall of 1944. There is also a DVD of the caricatures made by Masey in 2006. Contact sheet available as multimedia link.1944
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44-18OriginalMagazineJack Masey CollectionMagazine article clipped from May/June 2000 issue of American Heritage Magazine "The D-Day Museum", written by Stephen E. AmbroseMay/June 2000
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44-19OriginalArticle, JournalJack Masey CollectionJack Masey bio from Chermayeff & Geismar Inc./Metaform Inc.no date
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44-23OriginalBookletJack Masey CollectionBooklet titled; Visiting Ellis Island, a Souvenir of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum Published in 1992 Project Manager: Jack Masey1992
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44-22SecondaryManuscriptJack Masey CollectionNotes from Jacqueline meeting with Jack Masey - B. Company 603rd in NYC , February 2006February 2006
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44-24SecondaryArticle, JournalJack Masey CollectionArticle from The Journal of Transnational Studies Title: Kookie Thoughts: Imagining the United States Pavilion at Expo 67 (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bubble) Author: Daniela Sheinin2013
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55-1SecondaryCatalogNational Archives and Records AdministrationDigital image
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55-10SecondaryPrint, PhotographicNational Archives and Records AdministrationDigital image
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55-11SecondaryPrint, PhotographicNational Archives and Records AdministrationDigital image
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55-12SecondaryPrint, PhotographicNational Archives and Records AdministrationDigital image
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55-13SecondaryPrint, PhotographicNational Archives and Records AdministrationDigital image
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