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Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA) Foreign Air Mail (FAM 18) First Transatlantic Scheduled Airmail Flight Flown Letter

Creator:
Schieferecke, Kathryn  Search this
Names:
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic feet (1 folder)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Correspondence
Philately
Date:
1939
Summary:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) inaugurated transatlantic air mail service under scheduled contract (Foreign Air Mail FAM 18) in 1939. This collection consists of a letter from Kathryn Schieferecke to her two children, Laurence and Bernadine, sent through the New York postmaster. Mrs. Schieferecke arranged for the letter to be flown on the first transatlantic airmail flight operated by Pan American Airways (Pan Am).
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a letter from Kathryn Schieferecke to her two children, Laurence and Bernadine, sent through the New York postmaster. Mrs. Schieferecke arranged for the letter to be flown on the first transatlantic airmail flight operated by Pan American Airways (Pan Am). In the letter, dated May 4, 1939, Mrs. Schieferecke encourages the children to keep the letter because it might be valuable someday. The envelope has been stamped on its left side of the front with a blue cachet showing a Boeing Model 314 Clipper in flight over the Statue of Liberty and the words, "United States of America, Trans-Atlantic Air Mail Service, First Flight FAM 18." There is a New York postmark on the front, and a Marseilles postmark on the back flap.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) inaugurated transatlantic air mail service under scheduled contract (Foreign Air Mail FAM 18) in 1939. The first flight was made on May 20, 1939 by the Boeing Model 314 Yankee Clipper (NC18603) from New York to Marseilles, France. The pilot was Arthur Earl Laporte. Kathryn Schieferecke was the postmaster for Lenora, Kansas. In May 1939, Schieferecke was hospitalized and her two children were temporarily in an orphanage in Abilene, Kansas.
Provenance:
Patrick Wilder, Gift, 2015, NASM.2015.0021
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:
Air mail service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Freight  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
philately
Citation:
Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA) Foreign Air Mail (FAM 18) First Transatlantic Scheduled Airmail Flight Flown Letter, Accession NASM.2015.0021, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0021
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0021

Emil Tkachick Photograph Collection

Creator:
Tkachick, Emil  Search this
Names:
Naviera Colombiana  Search this
Carmichael, Don  Search this
Stevenson, Charles E.  Search this
Tkachick, Emil  Search this
Extent:
0.15 Cubic feet ((3 folders))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1938-1949
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of photographs of aircraft and personnel of the Naviera Colombiana, along with photographs of seaplanes taken by Emil Tkachick. The following aircraft are represented: Consolidated PB2Y-3R 'Coronado' at Miami, FL; Northrop Gamma 2D, TWA; and Martin PBM-5 Mariner; Kawanishi H8K2 'Emily'; and the Dornier DO-335A-O 'Pfeil'. There are also prints of a tractor used to pull the Naviera Colombiana's Martin PBM-5 Mariners; of Don Carmichael, director of the Colombian freight operation Naviera Colombiana's Division; of Charles E. Stevenson, Chief of Inspection for Colombiana freight operation Naviera Colombiana; and of Emil Tkachick, in sea anchor cowling-up the engine of one of the Naviera Colombiana's Martin PBM-5s.
Biographical / Historical:
The Naviera Colombiana was a short lived (1938-1949?) flying boat freight operation, operating out of Barranquille, Columbia.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Emil Tkachick, Gift, 1990, 1990-0057, NASM
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:
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics -- South America  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Consolidated PB2Y-3 Coronado  Search this
Northrop Gamma 2D  Search this
Martin PBM-5 Mariner (Model 162F)  Search this
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow)  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- South America  Search this
Kawanishi H8K Emily (Navy Type 2 Flying Boat Model 12)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.1990.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1990-0057

IATA dangerous goods regulations

Issuing body:
International Air Transport Association http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n81038751 http://viaf.org/viaf/142731388/  Search this
Author:
International Civil Aviation Organization http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79006778 http://viaf.org/viaf/141650128/  Search this
Physical description:
xxxii, 1190 pages 28 cm + 1 leaflet (16 x 48 cm, folded to16 x 10 cm)
Type:
Books
Date:
2019
Topic:
Hazardous substances--Transportation--Safety measures  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight--Safety measures  Search this
Hazardous substances--Transportation--Law and legislation  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight--Law and legislation  Search this
Call number:
K4121.D3 A3 2019
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115198

Lord, Dentsu & Partners Flying Tigers Advertising Collection

Creator:
Lord, Dentsu & Partners  Search this
Extent:
1.5 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 2 map folders)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Proofs (printed matter)
Date:
1981-1989
Summary:
Flying Tigers is a national and international cargo and express mail carrier based in Los Angeles, California . The collection consists of mechanicals, proofsheets, advertising slicks, promotional material and other collateral l created by Lord, Dentsu & Partners for the Flying Tigers account between 1981 and 1988.
Scope and Contents:
Flying Tigers is a national and international cargo and express mail carrier based in Los Angles, California . The collection consists of mechanicals, proofsheets, advertising slicks, promotional material and other collateral l created by Lord, Dentsu & Partners for the Flying Tigers account between 1981 and 1988. For the most part, the materials are arranged chronologically by date of creation.
Arrangement:
2 series: (1) promotional material and collateral; (2) advertising proof sheets and mechanicals. Topically arranged.
Materials in the Archives Center, national Museum of American History:
Researchers interested in advertising reflecting entrepreneurialism and changes in the air freight industry in the United States should also consult the Federal Express Advertising Collection, which includes advertising and oral histories documenting the founding and evolution of that corporation through the 1980s.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Center for Advertising History by the Los A ngeles office of Lord, Dentsu & Partners in July 1992.
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:
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Freight  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proofs (printed matter)
Citation:
Lord, Dentsu & Partners Flying Tigers Advertising Collection, 1981-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0455
See more items in:
Lord, Dentsu & Partners Flying Tigers Advertising Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0455

The Federal Express Advertising History Collection

Interviewer:
Ellsworth, Scott, Dr.  Search this
Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Fallon McElligott Advertising Agency  Search this
Federal Express Corporation  Search this
Names:
Ally & Gargano, Inc. (advertising agency)  Search this
Collector:
Archives Center, NMAH, SI.  Search this
Interviewee:
Ally, Carl  Search this
Altenburg, Nancy  Search this
Burnham, Patrick  Search this
Frazier, Sharon  Search this
Gargano, Amil  Search this
Kelly, Patrick  Search this
Miller, William B.  Search this
Moschitta, John (actor)  Search this
Oliver, Tom  Search this
Presley, Carol  Search this
Sedelmaier, Joe (filmmaker)  Search this
Smith, Fred  Search this
Tesch, Mike  Search this
Williams, Carl  Search this
Extent:
6.6 Cubic feet (20 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Oral history
Commercials
Videotapes
Clippings
Storyboards
Posters
Audiocassettes
Abstracts
Advertisements
Audiotapes
Place:
Memphis (Tenn.)
Minneapolis (Minn.)
Chicago (Ill.)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Date:
1972-1989
Summary:
Created in 1971, the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system was an innovative company known for its memorable advertising campaigns. The core of the Federal Express Advertising History Collection is a series of interviews conducted in 1988 by Dr. Scott Ellsworth. Twenty-five individuals associated with Federal Express advertising were interviewed about the company and its award-winning advertising.
Scope and Contents:
The Federal Express Advertising Collection documents the dvelopment of the overnight air freight delivery company with particular emphasis on the innovative advertising campaigns used to introduce and promote the company's services. The oral histories with individuals associated with both Federal Express Corporation and the advertising agencies form the core of the collection. Abstracts that provide biographical information and summaries of the interviews supplement the oral histories. Research files and company publications provide background information. Television commercials and print advertising contain examples, particularly illustrating the campaigns discussed in the interviews.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into eight series.

Series 1, Research Files, 1972-1988

Subseries 1.1, Federal Express Clippings Files

Subseries 1.2, Federal Express Research Reports

Subseries 1.3, Research Files

Series 2, Interviewee Files, 1988

Series 3, Oral History Interviews, 1988

Subseries 3.1, Original Interviews

Subseries 3.2, Researcher Copies

Subseries 3.3, Masters

Series 4, Television Advertising, 1973-1989

Subseries 4.1, Television Commercials

Subseries 4.2, Storyboards

Subseries 4.3, Slides and Photographs

Series 5, Print Advertising, 1972-1988

Subseries 5.1, Federal Express Print Advertising

Subseries 5.2, Federal Express Mechanicals

Subseries 5.3, Slides of Mechanicals and International Marketing

Subseries 5.4, Federal Express Posters

Subseries 5.5, Print Reference Materials

Series 6, Public Relations Materials, 1973-1988

Series 7, Company Publications, 1973-1988

Series 8, Miscellaneous, Undated
Biographical / Historical:
In 1971, Fred Smith of Memphis, Tennessee created the Federal Express Corporation, an overnight air freight delivery system. He based his idea for a new approach to the air freight delivery service on the "hub and spoke system." According to Smith's innovative model, a fleet of airplanes would fly packages from cities across the nation each evening to a central "hub" in Memphis, where the parcels would be unloaded, sorted, and re-loaded onto other planes for travel to their final destinations. Smith's objective was two-fold: to expedite delivery of the parcels and to ensure their security in the process.

In 1977, Congress passed the Air Cargo Deregulation Act. This enabled Federal Express to fly much larger planes and to expand its business without substantial capital investment. During its first decade of existence, the corporation achieved remarkable success, enjoying its first billion-dollar revenue in 1981.

Federal Express originally employed two advertising agencies: Ally & Gargano, Inc. of New York City (1974-1987) and Fallon McElligott of Minneapolis (1987 - 1994). In its early years, Federal Express was attracted to Ally & Gargano due to the agency's small size and its entrepreneurial spirit. Fred Smith believed these traits would foster the creativity necessary for original and effective advertising to introduce Federal Express. It was the responsibility of the agency to convince customers not only to abandon such incumbants in the industry as Emery, United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, but also to trust Federal Express, a newcomer.

Ally & Gargano targeted the professional community and the general public through print advertisements and television commercials. Especially in the latter medium, the agency used humor as its primary marketing technique, emphasizing competitors' "slowness" and "unreliability." In 1981, the agency launched a series of widely acclaimed ads with John Moschitta as the "Fast Talking Man." The slogan "When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight" seen at the close of most commercials served as a practical reminder of Federal Express' function.

Federal Express moved its account from Ally & Gargano to Fallon McElligott in 1987. Fallon McElligott's first television campaign used the phrase "It's more than just a package -- it's your business" and depicted scenes of different work environments. The campaign stressed the seriousness with which Federal Express handled its customers' parcels. In 1988, Federal Express was a sponsor of the Winter Olympics.
Related Materials:
Ally and Gargano, Inc. Print Advertisements (AC0938)
Provenance:
Made by the Smithsonian Institution and donated by the Federal Express Corporation, 1988.
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:
Television advertising  Search this
Advertising campaigns  Search this
advertising -- History  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Service industries  Search this
Overnight delivery service  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Freight  Search this
Business -- History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews -- 1970-1990
Oral history
Commercials
Videotapes
Clippings
Storyboards
Posters
Audiocassettes
Abstracts
Advertisements
Audiotapes
Citation:
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection, 1972-1989, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smiithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0306
See more items in:
The Federal Express Advertising History Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0306

American Export Airlines Transatlantic Route Reports

Creator:
Warner, Edward P.  Search this
Names:
American Export Airlines (AEA)  Search this
Extent:
.10t Cubic Feet ((2 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Reports
Correspondence
Maps
Date:
bulk 1937-1938
Scope and Contents:
American Export Airlines (AEA) was established in 1937 by the shipping company, American Export Lines, with the goal of establishing a North Atlantic flying boat route. Dr. Edward P. Warner (1894-1958), an American aviation pioneer and one of the leading figures in world air transport systems, was engaged by AEA to prepare reports on possible North Atlantic routes. Warner produced reports in 1937 and 1938 but AEA was not able to start their New York - Ireland flying boat service until June of 1942, due in part to stiff resistance from Pan American. In 1945 AEA was awarded transatlantic rights covering northern Europe, and the airline cut its strings with the shipping company. In November 1948, AEA merged with American Airlines to become American Overseas Airlines (AOA). AOA and Pan American merged in 1950.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of the following items: a letter to Coverdale & Colpitts from Edward P. Warner, November 9, 1938; a report, "Notes on the Operating Plan of American Export Lines Inc., and especially on the Correlation of the Present Project with that Studies and Reported on by Edward P. Warner in December 1937"; and the report, "Trans-Atlantic Air Line Possibilities and the Selection of Trans-Atlantic Equipment: report prepared by Edward P. Warner for Coverdale & Colpitts, submitted December 13, 1937," with an accompanying notebook of charts and maps of possible route
In August of 2005, the following items were donated to the Museum: "Little Known Facts about the Scheduled Air Transport Industry," April 15, 1941; An Analysis of Project Beacon, November 1961; The Airport and its Neighbors: The Report of the President's Airport Commission, May 16, 1952; "Air Transport" by J. Parker Van Zandt, November 5,1912; Aircraft Record: A Manual of Defense Data, Vol. 1, No. 1, May 1941; "Air Carrier Traffic Study: The Relation of Air Transportation to National Defense," September 9, 1941; Civil Aeronautics Authority Reorganization Plans Press Release, June 30, 1940; memo to Mr. Pogue from Mr. Keyser on the subsidy in mail rates, March 28, 1940; two maps on E. A. L. Instrument approach from NE Atlanta, Georgia, February 26, 1941; CAA "Aircraft Specification, No, 618" (for Douglas Aircraft), January 23, 1941; memo to John Wanner for John Munson on "Approach Zoning of the Washington National Airport," February 6,1940; eight untitled writings relating to the civil aviation and the Civil Aeronautics Board, 1940s.
Provenance:
Alfred S. Rhode, Gift, 2005
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- Freight  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Genre/Form:
Reports
Correspondence
Maps
Citation:
American Export Airlines Transatlantic Route Reports, Accession number 2005-0060, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0060
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0060

STS and cargo glossary, acronyms & abbreviations / prepared by M J. Martin

Author:
Martin, M. J (Maurice J.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (various pagings) ; 20 cm
Type:
Dictionaries
Date:
1982
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1091592

Forgotten flights : non-scheduled and specialty air carriers of the United States 1945-1978 / John T. Corpening

Author:
Corpening, John T.  Search this
Physical description:
ii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Directories
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Airlines  Search this
Airlines--History  Search this
Transport planes--History  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1065100

OAG cargo guide

Author:
Official Airline Guides, inc  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 30 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Directories
Date:
2000
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Call number:
HE9761.1 .O24
Restrictions & Rights:
NZP Staff use only.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050789

Air transport

Author:
Air Transport Association of America  Search this
Physical description:
ill. 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
1971
199u
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Call number:
HE9788.5.U5 L778
HE9788.5.U5L778
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_332495

Original : a pictorial history of American Airlines Cargo 1944-1994 / Geoffrey Arend

Author:
Arend, Geoffrey  Search this
Subject:
American Airlines, inc History  Search this
Physical description:
74 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Date:
1995
[c1995]
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight--History  Search this
Call number:
HE9803.A95 A74 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831396

The Seaboard saga : the history of Seaboard World Airlines, 1946-80 / Art Chin

Author:
Chin, Art  Search this
Subject:
Seaboard & Western Airlines History  Search this
Seaboard World Airlines History  Search this
Physical description:
x, 197 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Airlines--History  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight--History  Search this
Call number:
HE9803.S43 C45 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717940

Anything, anytime, anywhere : the legacy of the Flying Tiger Line, 1945-89 / Art Chin

Author:
Chin, Art  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 295 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Airlines--History  Search this
Transport planes--History  Search this
Transport planes--Freight  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718009

Airport, aircraft, and airline security / Kenneth C. Moore

Author:
Moore, Kenneth C. 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 409 p. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Airports--Security measures  Search this
Hijacking of aircraft--Prevention  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight--Security measures  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Security measures  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_611739

The future of the U.S. domestic air freight industry; an analysis of management strategies [by] Lewis M. Schneider

Author:
Schneider, Lewis M  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 217 p. illus. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1973
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_503080

Recurrent report of mileage and traffic data

Author:
United States Civil Aeronautics Board Accounting and Rates Division  Search this
Physical description:
v ; 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Place:
United States
Date:
19uu
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Statistics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Passenger traffic--Statistics--Periodicals  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight--Statistics--Periodicals  Search this
Call number:
HE9778 .R43
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_527769

Flying the Andes : the story of Pan American Grace Airways and commercial aviation in South America, 1926-1967 / by William A. Krusen, with Stephen Morrill ; based on the journals of Harold R. Harris

Author:
Krusen, William A. 1920-  Search this
Morrill, Stephen 1945-  Search this
Harris, Harold R  Search this
Subject:
Pan American-Grace Airways History  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 251 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
South America
Date:
1997
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533734

Competition in the domestic air cargo industry / by Philip Brandt Schary

Author:
Schary, Philip B  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 533 p. : tables ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
1966
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Call number:
HE9788.5.U5 S33 1966a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547115

Domestic air cargo, 1945-1965 : a study of competition in a regulated industry / Henry Orion

Author:
Orion, Henry 1922-  Search this
Physical description:
3, 463 leaves : tables
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
1967
Topic:
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Call number:
HE9788.5.U5 O75 1967a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547116

[Technical reports on supersonic transports, air traffic control, aircraft accidents, cloud cover, air freight, light planes, and molecular electronics]

Author:
United States Air Force Air Research and Development Command  Search this
Physical description:
<11> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
1953-
Topic:
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Air traffic control  Search this
Aircraft accidents  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U51115airr
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551245

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