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Charles Grafton Page Papers

Creator:
Page, Charles Grafton, 1812-1868  Search this
Donor:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Drawings
Date:
1844-1870
Summary:
Papers relate to American inventor Charles Grafton Page, an early developer of electromagnetic machinery.
Scope and Contents:
These papers were created by Charles Grafton Page. The bulk of the papers relate to invention matters about electro magnetic engines (1844); axial galvanometer (1846); magnetic axial pump (1848); and electro dynamic axial engine (no date).
Arrangement:
Divided into three series.

Series 1, Correspondence, 1844-1970

Series 2, Writings and drawings, undated

Series 3, Publications, 1846-1868.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles Grafton Page was born on January 25, 1812 in Salem, Massachusetts. He received a bachelor's degree in science from Harvard University (1832), and a medical degree (1836). In 1838, Page moved to Washington, D.C. where he practiced medicine and taught medicine at Columbian College (now George Washington University). During the late 1830s and 1840s, Page experimented with electricity and specifically with electromagnetism. Page developed an induction coil in 1836 and a self-acting circuit breaker and a primitive electric locomotive, which had a trial run in 1850. In 1841, Page was appointed Examiner of Electricity at the United States Patent Office. He left the Patent Office in 1852 to start is own business, returned in 1861 where he remained until his death in 1868. Page died on May 5, 1868, in Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Lois Wodell Poinier, a descendant of Charles Grafton Page, 2006.
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:
Inventors  Search this
Electromagnetism  Search this
Electricity  Search this
Inventions  Search this
Electromagnets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence -- 19th century
Drawings -- 19th century
Citation:
Charles Grafton Page Papers, 1844-1870, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Lois W. Poinier.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0933
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Charles Grafton Page Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0933
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Divisional Records, 1866, 1954-1997

Creator:
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences  Search this
Subject:
Merzbach, Uta C. 1933-  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Mathematics and Antique Instruments  Search this
Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Section of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) Division of Mathematics  Search this
United States National Museum Section of Physical Sciences and Measurements  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics  Search this
National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical and Biological Sciences  Search this
University of Texas at Austin  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Federation of Information Processing Societies  Search this
Physical description:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Clippings
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Transcripts
Picture postcards
Drawings
Color transparencies
Color photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Audiotapes
Date:
1866
1866-1997
1866, 1954-1997
19th century
20th century
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Science--History  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Computers--History  Search this
Mathematicians  Search this
Women mathematicians  Search this
Historical museums  Search this
Mathematical instruments  Search this
Congresses and conventions  Search this
Mathematics--History  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 20-126
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Divisional Records 1866, 1954-1997 [National Museum of American History (U.S.) Division of Physical Sciences]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_400101

Louis Agassiz

Artist:
Fritz Zuberbuhler, 1822 - 1896  Search this
Sitter:
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz, 28 May 1807 - 14 Dec 1873  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 43.5cm (23 5/8 x 17 1/8")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1844
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Rock  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Male  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Literature\Writer  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Education\Educator\Lecturer  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Education\Educator\Professor\University  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Humanities and Social Sciences\Historian  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Naturalist  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Earth Scientist\Geologist  Search this
Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz: Science and Technology\Scientist\Biologist\Zoologist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
MA900132
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4fd9a6923-1628-4588-b4f4-fc98f1ea8d21
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA900132

Dorothea Lynde Dix

Artist:
Marcus Aurelius Root, 1808 - 1888  Search this
Sitter:
Dorothea Lynde Dix, 4 Apr 1802 - 18 Jul 1887  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype
Dimensions:
14 x 11.1cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/8")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1848-9
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table\Writing table  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Female  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Humanitarian  Search this
Dorothea Lynde Dix: Health and Medicine\Nurse  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
MA251204
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bc2a2c39-4d8e-4e24-8bef-336b8987751e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251204

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Possible attribution:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Ralph Waldo Emerson, 25 May 1803 - 27 Apr 1882  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 10.7 x 8.2cm (4 3/16 x 3 1/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Male  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Humanities and Social Sciences\Philosopher\Transcendentalist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
MA251303
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm469a751c3-9012-461c-89d4-2f3d99e77cfd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251303

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Artist:
Southworth & Hawes, active 1843 - 1862  Search this
Sitter:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., 29 Aug 1809 - 7 Oct 1894  Search this
Medium:
Daguerreotype photograph
Dimensions:
Image: 10.2 x 7.8cm (4 x 3 1/16")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Male  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Education\Educator\Professor\College  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Magazine article  Search this
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University/ Houghton Library
Website: hcl.harvard.edu/houghton/
Object number:
MA251307
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46e46b7d6-509e-4ff3-ad39-021224aabd28
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA251307

Unidentified Woman

Artist:
Seth Wells Cheney, 1810 - 1856  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Woman  Search this
Medium:
Charcoal
Dimensions:
75cm x 55cm (29 1/2" x 21 5/8"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1850
Topic:
Unidentified Woman: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
1958.104
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm43cb5bd61-002c-45ec-bb43-648e7d8a450b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1958.104

Israel Munson

Artist:
Chester Harding, 1 Sep 1792 - 10 Apr 1866  Search this
Sitter:
Israel Munson, 1767 - 1844  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
88.4cm x 70.5cm (34 13/16" x 27 3/4"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830-1840
Topic:
Israel Munson: Male  Search this
Israel Munson: Health and Medicine\Physician  Search this
Israel Munson: Business and Finance\Businessperson\Merchant  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H36
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm44f21c6d3-30af-43be-b0ce-bf9a41562881
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H36

Edwin Forrest

Artist:
G. Addis, 19th Century  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Forrest, 9 Mar 1806 - 12 Dec 1872  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor and ink on paper
Dimensions:
21.8cm x 13.1cm (8 9/16" x 5 3/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830-1840
Topic:
Edwin Forrest: Male  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Edwin Forrest: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Theatre Collection
Website: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/harvard-theatre-collecti
Object number:
MA250780
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm403359825-d729-4a2e-a649-bfc5b2d677d1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA250780

Sarah Church

Attribution:
John S. Blunt, 1798 - 1835  Search this
Sitter:
Sarah Church, born first quarter 19th Century  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
82.6cm x 69.9cm (32 1/2" x 27 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1835
Topic:
Sarah Church: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
1949.70
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b499c144-afc7-451d-b427-6e39794f810f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1949.70

Benjamin Clark

Artist:
Asahel Lynde Powers, 1813 - 1843  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Clark, 1776 - 1863  Search this
Medium:
Oil on ticking on aluminum
Dimensions:
91.5cm x 76.2cm (36" x 30"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1840
Topic:
Benjamin Clark: Male  Search this
Benjamin Clark: Communications\Journalist\Editor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
Object number:
1979.315
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47371ded5-4797-41df-a9cf-7d8afd73c2d9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_1979.315

Edwin Thomas Booth

Artist:
Ambrose Andrews, 1801 - c. 1877  Search this
Sitter:
Edwin Thomas Booth, 13 Nov 1833 - 7 Jun 1893  Search this
Medium:
Oil on artist board
Dimensions:
26.5cm x 21.4cm (10 7/16" x 8 7/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1848
Topic:
Edwin Thomas Booth: Male  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Edwin Thomas Booth: Performing Arts\Producer\Theater  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Theatre Collection
Website: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/harvard-theatre-collecti
Object number:
H 230
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48fb3e2b9-0157-4c3f-8cf3-0889969ba6c0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H_230

Josiah Quincy

Cast after:
Thomas Crawford, 1813 - 1857  Search this
Sitter:
Josiah Quincy, 4 Feb 1772 - 1 Jul 1864  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
88.5cm x 61cm x 28cm (34 13/16" x 24" x 11"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1845
Topic:
Josiah Quincy: Male  Search this
Josiah Quincy: Politics and Government\US Congressman\Massachusetts  Search this
Josiah Quincy: Education\Administrator\University\President  Search this
Josiah Quincy: Politics and Government\State Senator\Massachusetts  Search this
Josiah Quincy: Literature\Writer\Historical  Search this
Josiah Quincy: Politics and Government\Public Official\Mayor\Boston, MA  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
P156
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm42132237c-c9d0-4e63-be4f-82b21d9936bb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_P156

Unidentified Man

Artist:
John Cruikshanks King, 11 Oct 1806 - 22 Apr 1882  Search this
Sitter:
Unidentified Man  Search this
Medium:
Plaster
Dimensions:
63cm x 41.5cm x 28cm (24 13/16" x 16 5/16" x 11"), Estimate
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1841
Topic:
Unidentified Man: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
P158.DUP1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cb0822e5-fd99-4666-b4d5-b5e40bc7f1bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_P158.DUP1

Samuel Cooper

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Copy after:
John Singleton Copley, 3 Jul 1738 - 9 Sep 1815  Search this
Sitter:
Samuel Cooper, 28 Mar 1725 - 23 Dec 1783  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.4cm x 61.7cm (29 5/16" x 24 5/16"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
late 18th-mid 19th Century
Topic:
Samuel Cooper: Male  Search this
Samuel Cooper: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Pastor  Search this
Samuel Cooper: Politics and Government\Patriot  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H26
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40ef7cf92-0d69-4c6c-9a96-7b38e0ed3077
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H26

Josiah Parsons Cooke

Attribution:
Chester Harding, 1 Sep 1792 - 10 Apr 1866  Search this
Sitter:
Josiah Parsons Cooke, 1787 - 1880  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
75.1cm x 62.2cm (29 9/16" x 24 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1830-1840
Topic:
Josiah Parsons Cooke: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H344
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4f698e686-8a7a-4d21-8bef-d2f474d6e972
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H344

Edward Tyrrel Channing

Artist:
George Peter Alexander Healy, 15 Jul 1813 - 24 Jun 1894  Search this
Sitter:
Edward Tyrrel Channing, 1790 - 1856  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
77cm x 64.2cm (30 5/16" x 25 1/4"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1852
Topic:
Edward Tyrrel Channing: Male  Search this
Edward Tyrrel Channing: Education\Educator  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H92
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49dd6a80e-25bc-40d1-966f-973c99396bd8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H92

John Winans

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
John Winans, 1817 - 1859  Search this
Medium:
Ink and wash on paper
Dimensions:
32.8cm x 20.2cm (12 15/16" x 7 15/16"), Accurate
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1840-1850
Topic:
John Winans: Male  Search this
John Winans: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Theatre Collection
Website: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/harvard-theatre-collecti
Object number:
MA250885
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm453be216a-3b19-49a2-bf93-55fe954b62eb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_MA250885

Tyler Bigelow

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Other attribution:
Chester Harding, 1 Sep 1792 - 10 Apr 1866  Search this
Sitter:
Tyler Bigelow, 1778 - 1865  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
74.9cm x 62.2cm (29 1/2" x 24 1/2"), Sight
Type:
Painting
Date:
c. 1835
Topic:
Tyler Bigelow: Male  Search this
Tyler Bigelow: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Portrait Collection
Website: https://www.harvardartmuseums.org/collections
Object number:
H23
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ddc54b75-2dc7-44de-812a-92105ad6438c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H23

William Pelby

Artist:
Joseph Greenleaf Cole, 1806 - 1858  Search this
Sitter:
William Pelby, 1793 - 1850  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
91.5cm x 74cm (36" x 29 1/8"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1845
Topic:
William Pelby: Male  Search this
William Pelby: Performing Arts\Theater Manager  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Harvard University Theatre Collection
Website: https://library.harvard.edu/collections/harvard-theatre-collecti
Object number:
H 311
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm49baca7a2-453e-4c12-b125-c4a4b6160477
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_H_311

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