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Japanese postcards

Collector:
Ridout, Elizabeth  Search this
Physical description:
24 postcards, some hand-tinted
Type:
Postcards
Hand coloring
Place:
Japan
Nikko (Japan)
Date:
1870
1870-1990
Topic:
Streets  Search this
Temples  Search this
Travel  Search this
Local number:
FSA A2010.01 2
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Elizabeth Ridout Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_387720

Correspondence, Palmer, Erastus - Widener, P.A.B. 1818-1847

Creator:
Speicher, Eugene Edward 1883-1962  Search this
Palmer, Erastus Dow 1817-1904  Search this
Reid, Robert 1862-1929  Search this
Robus, Hugo 1885-1964  Search this
Rossiter, Thomas Prichard 1818-1871  Search this
Speicher, Eugene Edward 1883-1962  Search this
Weber, Max 1881-1961  Search this
Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892  Search this
Widener, P. A. B (Peter Arrell Brown) 1834-1915  Search this
Subject:
Kensett, John Frederick 1816-1872  Search this
Hayne, Paul Hamilton 1830-1886  Search this
United States National Park Service  Search this
Houghton, Mifflin and Company  Search this
Physical description:
11 Letters : written in ink, ball point, graphite
1 Photograph
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1818
1818-1847
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
FSA A2009.06 6
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
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The Brumbaugh Collection of Artist Letters
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289808
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Observatory Postcards

Extent:
0.79 Cubic Feet (2 containers)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1905-2001
Summary:
This collection consists of the observatory postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the postcards gathered by Dr. David DeVorkin as part of the Explore the Universe exhibit. Postcards from the following observatories are included: Allegheny; Arecibo Radio; Berlin-Treptow; Cambridge University, UK; David Dunlap; Dominion Astrophysical; European Southern; Green Bank Radio Telescope; Griffith; Harvard-SAO; Jodrell Bank; Keck; Kitt Peak National; Lick; Mauna Kea; McDonald; Mount Wilson; Palomar; Potsdam Astrophysical; Royal Observatory Greenwich; Vassar College; Very Large Array; and Whipple-MMT. The collection also contains CDs containing digital surrogates of the postcards, which were scanned by NASM staff or volunteers.
Arrangement:
Arranged by Observatory.
Biographical / Historical:
The National Air and Space Museum's (NASM) Explore the Universe exhibit shows how ideas about the Universe evolved as new astronomical instruments were developed. It presents the Universe as discerned by the naked eye, then shows how the telescope, photography, spectroscopy, and digital technology revolutionized our view. The largest section describes what astronomers today think about the nature of the Universe. As part of this exhibit, curator Dr. David DeVorkin, collected astronomical observatory postcards from the public. Some of the postcards were featured in the exhibit as well as the associated NASM website.

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Provenance:
NASM Space History Department, Transfer, 2018, NASM.2018.0060
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Postcards -- 20th century  Search this
Observatories -- Astrophysical  Search this
Astronomy -- 20th century  Search this
Citation:
Observatory Postcards, NASM.2018.0060, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM,2018.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0060

Correspondence, Andrews, Ambrose - Harding, Chester 1779-1981

Creator:
Beal, Gifford 1879-1956  Search this
Andrews, Ambrose 1805-1859  Search this
Bates, Edward 1793-1869  Search this
Beal, Gifford 1879-1956  Search this
Bohrod, Aaron  Search this
Cloar, Carroll  Search this
Colman, Samuel 1832-1920  Search this
Bacon, Josephine Daskam 1876-1961  Search this
Rogers, Daniel Denison 1751-1825  Search this
Elliot, William Parker  Search this
Brush, George de Forest 1855-1941  Search this
Harding, Chester 1792-1866  Search this
Subject:
Thayer, Abbott Handerson 1849-1921  Search this
Town, Ithiel 1784-1844  Search this
Watson, Forbes 1880-1960  Search this
Beach, Ella  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
14 Letters : written in ink, ball point, graphite, typewritter
Type:
Lithographs
Correspondence
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1779
1779-1981
1950-2000
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Real property  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Local number:
FSA A2009.06 4
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
The Brumbaugh Collection of Artist Letters
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289806
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Lighthouse Postcards Collection

Creator:
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
0.3 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Picture postcards
Postcards
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Postcards depicting lighthouses in the United States and Canada.
Arrangement:
1 series.
Provenance:
Immediate source of acquistion unknown.
Restrictions:
Collection isopen for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Lighthouses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Postcards
Citation:
Lighthouse Postcard Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1055
See more items in:
Lighthouse Postcards Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1055
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Postcards of Chinese Buddhist cave temples circa 1912

Creator:
Yamanaka & Company  Search this
Subject:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
39 printed postcards
Type:
Photographs
Postcards
Place:
China
Date:
1912
circa 1912
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Temples  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.01 12.05YA
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers, Collected Photographs 1876-1931
Charles Lang Freer Papers 1856-1919
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381708

Postcard of a shrimp peddler

Photograph by:
Bayard Wootten, American, 1876 - 1959  Search this
Printed by:
Advertising Service Agency, American, 1900 - 1970  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 14 cm)
Type:
postcards
Place depicted:
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Cooking and dining  Search this
Foodways  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2015.36.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Exhibition:
Cultural Expressions
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.36.1
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Ad for Patriotic Stamps and Postcards

Other:
Imperial Aviation Society  Search this
Medium:
Poster, Advertising
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 150.5 × 45.1cm (4 ft. 11 1/4 in. × 1 ft. 5 3/4 in.)
Type:
ART-Posters, Original Art Quality
Country of Origin:
Japan
Credit Line:
Found In Collection. Donor Unknown at this Time. Found on NASM Premises.
Inventory Number:
A19970519000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19970519000

Postcards, Bureau of Child Hygiene Department of Health Buffalo

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall, each: 5 in x 3 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 12.75 cm x 7.75 cm x .75 cm; 5 1/32 in x 3 1/16 in x 9/32 in
Object Name:
postcard, notification of sore eyes
postcard set, notification of sore eyes
postcard set
notification cards
midwife's kit
Place made:
United States: New York, Buffalo
Date made:
ca 1920
Subject:
Medicine  Search this
Women's Health  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift from Joseph Badlotto in memory of Rosa Bonfante and her daughter Mary Bonfante Chirchirillo Badlotto
ID Number:
2012.0128.16
Accession number:
2012.0128
Catalog number:
2012.0128.16
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Midwife Kit
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1422934

Postcard of men branding a cow

Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 3 3/8 × 4 3/4 in. (8.6 × 12.1 cm)
H x W (Card): 3 7/16 × 5 3/8 in. (8.7 × 13.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
photographic postcards
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
American West  Search this
Labor  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.37.35.13
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.37.35.13
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A photographic postcard of an unidentified woman

Photograph by:
The Rex Photo Studio, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Owned by:
Maxine Sullivan, American, 1911 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper , ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 7/16 × 1 13/16 in. (13.8 × 4.6 cm)
Type:
portraits
photographic postcards
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.29.11
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.29.11
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Photographic postcard of Senator Henry Hall Falkener

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Henry Hall Falkener, American, 1859 - 1931  Search this
Medium:
ink on cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W (Card): 5 3/8 × 3 7/16 in. (13.7 × 8.7 cm)
H x W (Image): 4 7/16 × 3 1/16 in. (11.2 × 7.7 cm)
Type:
portraits
postcards
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Education  Search this
Photography  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Margaret Falkener DeLorme, Waldo C. Falkener, Cameron S. Falkener and Gilbert E. DeLorme
Object number:
2014.94.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.94.3
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Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides

Collector:
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Miller, Richard H.  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Engineering and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI.  Search this
History of Technology, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Work and Industry, Division of, NMAH, SI  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet (11 boxes, 1 map folder)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Picture postcards
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1900-1991
Summary:
This collection is made up of Richard H. Miller's collection of postcards and slides illustrating bridges from around the world.
Scope and Contents:
This collection is made up of postcards and photographic slides of bridges collected and organizedby Miller. Many of the postcards were sent by others before being purchased by Miller and include messages, postmarks and secondhand prices. A small number of postcards appear to have been sent to Miller by friends, while the remainder do not have any dates or notations. The slides are captioned.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Postcards, undated

Series 2: Slides, undated
Biographical / Historical:
Richard H. Miller (1913-2015) was an an industrial engineer and bridge enthusiast. A longtime resident of Cheshire, Connecticut, Miller collected postcards and slides of famous bridges as a lifelong hobby.
Provenance:
Donated by Richard H. Miller in 1991.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Bridges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Photographs -- Color transparencies -- 1950-2000
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0950
See more items in:
Richard H. Miller Bridge Collection of Postcards and Slides
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0950

Outrageous Postcards and Ads of Snowmen Gone Wild

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 12 Dec 2008 05:00:00 +0000
Topic:
Search this
See more post:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_13ffb622d81005e5df44c211c311956f

Photographic postcard portrait of Margarette Davenport in costume

Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Margarette Davenport, American  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 4 × 2 7/8 in. (10.2 × 7.3 cm)
H x W (Card): 5 7/16 × 3 1/2 in. (13.8 × 8.9 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
photographic postcards
Place used:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Costume  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.37.35.18
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.37.35.18
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Postcard of men, women, and children outside of a dwelling

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Unidentified Child or Children  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 3 5/16 × 4 13/16 in. (8.4 × 12.2 cm)
H x W (Card): 3 7/16 × 5 7/16 in. (8.7 × 13.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
photographic postcards
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Communities  Search this
Domestic life  Search this
Photography  Search this
Race relations  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.37.35.12
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.37.35.12
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Photographic postcard portrait of a cowboy

Published by:
Unidentified  Search this
Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper with ink
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 5 1/16 × 2 15/16 in. (12.9 × 7.5 cm)
H x W (Card): 5 7/16 × 3 7/16 in. (13.8 × 8.7 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
photographic postcards
Place captured:
United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
American West  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.37.35.16
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.37.35.16
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Photographic postcard of the Cleveland Colored Quintet

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
Cleveland Colored Quintet, American  Search this
Medium:
collodion and silver on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 3 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (8.9 × 14 cm)
Type:
collodion prints
portraits
photographic postcards
Date:
early 20th-mid 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Gospel (Music)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.63.102.31
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.63.102.31
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Photographic postcard of a man in a double-breasted jacket

Photograph by:
Unidentified  Search this
Printed by:
Liberty Post Card Studio, American  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Owned by:
Maxine Sullivan, American, 1911 - 1987  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper , ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 5 1/16 × 2 5/8 in. (12.9 × 6.7 cm)
Type:
portraits
photographic postcards
Place made:
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Date:
early 20th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.29.54
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Maxine Sullivan Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.29.54
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Darrell Bertness Postcard Collection

Donor:
Bertness, Darrell  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 371 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Picture postcards
Postcards
Date:
mid-20th century
Summary:
This is a small group of picture postcards.
Scope and Contents:
This collection of postcards consists primarily of birth announcements and birth congratulations, birthday greetings, and Valentine's Day cards. Also included are July 4th and Memorial Day greetings, postcards featuring George Washington and a group of Norwegian scenes. The postcards were manufactured in the United States, Germany and Norway; the texts are in English, with the exception of the Norwegian cards. The cards are printed in color, with the exception of the Norwegian cards.
Arrangement:
The postcards are arranged by type and subject matter as follows: birth announcements, birth congratulations, birthday greetings, friendship and good wishes, various holiday cards, Memorial Day and 4th of July, George Washington, and Norwegian scenes.
Provenance:
Donated by Darrell L. Bertness to the Archives Center in 2009.
Restrictions:
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Collection is open for research and access on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Greeting cards  Search this
April Fools' Day  Search this
Genre/Form:
Picture postcards -- 20th century
Postcards
Citation:
Darrell L. Bertness Postcard Collection, mid-20th century, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.1190
See more items in:
Darrell Bertness Postcard Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-1190

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