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Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection donated by E. Kenneth Stabler

Collector:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Stabler, E. Kenneth  Search this
Photographer:
Fewkes, Jesse Walter, 1850-1930  Search this
Waite, C. B. (Charles Betts), 1861-1927  Search this
Donor:
Stabler, E. Kenneth  Search this
Extent:
140 Lantern slides
1 Drawing
29 Prints (albumen and silver gelatin)
1 Color lithograph
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
A:shiwi (Zuni)  Search this
Hopi Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Drawings
Prints
Color lithographs
Photographs
Maps
Place:
China -- Antiquities
Egypt -- Antiquities
Colorado -- Antiquities
San Juan (P.R.)
Easter Island -- Antiquities
Arizona -- Antiquities
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs originally made or collected by Jesse Walter Fewkes, the bulk of which relate to the American Southwest, including images of Southwest Indians, archeological sites and artifacts, and landscapes. The collection also includes some images of the West Indies and Mexico, coral islands and atoll formation, and archeological sites in Egypt, China, and other "Old World" regions. There are also photographs of artifacts now in the Department of Anthropology collections, including a broken ladle (ANTHRO CAT 155,771) and cooking pot (ANTHRO CAT 315, 806) from Sityatki and a stone axe from Awatobi (ANTHRO CAT 156,062). Lantern slides, which make up the bulk of the collection, were mostly made from photographs, drawings, and maps, probably for use in Fewkes's lectures. Some photographs may have been made by Fewkes, but most appear to be by other photographers, including C. B. Waite.
Biographical/Historical note:
Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850‐1930) was a naturalist, anthropologist, and archeologist who served as chief of the Bureau of American Ethnology from 1918 to his death in 1928. Fewkes received a Ph.D. in marine zoology from Harvard in 1877, and was curator of lower invertebrates at the Museum of Comparative Zoology until 1887. He became deeply interested in the culture and history of the Pueblo Indians while on a collecting trip in the western United States. In 1891, he served as director of the Hemenway Southwestern Archaeological Expedition and editor of the Journal of American Archeology and Ethnology. In 1895 he embarked on various archeological explorations for the Bureau of American Ethnology, during which he conducted excavations in the Southwest, the West Indies, and Florida.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 1
Varying Form of Title:
E. Kenneth Stabler collection of J. W. Fewkes photographs
Location of Other Archival Materials:
The National Anthropological Archives also holds Fewkes's field notes (MS 4408).
Additional Fewkes photographs held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 4321, Photo Lot 30, and Photo Lot 86 (his negatives).
Correspondence from Fewkes held in the National Anthropological Archives in the George L. Beam papers (MS 4517), the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. papers, the Anthropological Society of Washington records (MS 4821), the Herbert William Krieger papers, the J.C. Pilling papers, the Walter Hough Papers (in the records of the Department of Anthropology), and the records of the Bureau of American Ethnology.
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Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection donated by E. Kenneth Stabler n.d.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Photographs
Drawings
Maps
Citation:
Photo Lot 1, Jesse Walter Fewkes photograph collection donated by E. Kenneth Stabler, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-1

Records

Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Activities  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (11 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Place:
Aswan Dam (Egypt)
Aldabra Islands (Seychelles)
Egypt -- Antiquities
Date:
1963-1969
Descriptive Entry:
These records include correspondence, memoranda, and other information about the activities of the Office of International Activities, which establishes cooperative research programs with institutions of higher learning in other countries and fosters programs for the international exchange of persons in those fields of science and humanities related to the Smithsonian Institution's interests. Especially well documented are activities relating to preservation of the temples of Abu Simbel in Egypt, threatened in 1964 by waters of the Aswan Dam, and the establishment in 1968 of the Indian Ocean island of Aldabra as an international conservation area.
Topic:
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Conservation and restoration  Search this
Research  Search this
International relations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 91, Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Activities, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 91
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0091

Archaeologists Are Just Beginning to Unearth the Mummies and Secrets of Saqqara

Creator:
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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 16:00:52 +0000
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Egypt, Antiquities Exhibit, 1981-1986

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of International Relations  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 24
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-114, Smithsonian Institution, Office of International Relations, Country Files
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Country Files
Country Files / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-114-refidd1e1919

Joseph Lindon Smith papers

Creator:
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Names:
Académie Julian  Search this
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir, 1836-1912  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston, 1862-1951  Search this
Brush, George de Forest, 1855-1941  Search this
Carson, Kit, 1809-1868  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924  Search this
James, Henry, 1843-1916  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely, 1828-1902  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo, 1853-1935  Search this
Sargent, John Singer, 1856-1925  Search this
Smith, Corinna Lindon, 1876-  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson, 1849-1921  Search this
Extent:
8.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Photographs
Prints
Interviews
Drafts (documents)
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Place:
Egypt, Antiquities
Egypt -- description and travel
Date:
1647-1965
bulk 1873-1965
Summary:
The papers of Boston and New Hampshire painter Joseph Lindon Smith date from 1647-1965, with the bulk of papers dating from 1873-1965, and measure 8.8 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; letters from family members, artists, museums, and art patrons; seven diaries by Smith and two by his wife Corinna, personal business records, notes and writings, files concerning charitable theatrical productions, one sketchbook and other art work, a scrapbook, printed material, photographs, and sound recordings of radio interviews and a radio program on Smith.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Boston and New Hampshire painter Joseph Lindon Smith date from 1647-1965, with the bulk of papers dating from 1873-1965, and measure 8.8 linear feet. Found within the papers are biographical materials; letters from family members, artists, museums, and art patrons; seven diaries by Smith and two by his wife Corinna, personal business records, notes and writings, files concerning charitable theatrical productions, one sketchbook and other art work, a scrapbook, printed material, photographs, and sound recordings of radio interviews and a radio program on Smith.

Scattered biographical material consists of family history documents for the Smith and Putnam families, a Jenkes family tree, and passports for Joseph Lindon Smith and his family.

Over three linear feet of letters are from family members, artists including Cecilia Beaux, Frank Benson, George DeForest Brush, and Denman Ross, museum staff concerned with work in Egypt, and art patrons including Isabella Stewart Gardner, and individuals involved with Smith's charitable pageants. There are scattered letters from Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Henry James, Charles G. Loring, Paul Manship, General John J. Pershing, John Singer Sargent, and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Among the subjects discussed are student life at the Académie Julian, the Smiths' travels, and individuals known by Smith.

Seven diaries written by Joseph Lindon Smith document his ravels in Egypt, Persia, Europe, and New Mexico. Two diaries were written by Corinna Smith during her travels to Beiram and Egypt.

Personal business records business records include contracts, price lists, lists of securities, and miscellaneous receipts of the Smith and Putnam families, Joseph Lindon Smith, Corinna Smith, and their daughter Lois Smith.

Notes include engagement calendars, notebooks, lists of art work, lecture notes, minutes of meetings, notes on family history and on travel, and an autograph by Kit Carson. Writings include miscellaneous typescripts by the Smiths and others concerning travel, work in Egypt and elsewhere, and anecdotes about various friends and acquaintances. There are also three drafts of "Egypt - My Winter Home."

Theatrical production files concern plays, pageants, and masques written and/or produced by the Smiths. Many of the performances were benefits, dedication or anniversary celebrations, such as a pageant given at Fenway Court in honor of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a pageant at the dedication of a memorial to Abbott Handerson Thayer, and the centenary celebration of the founding of Amherst, Massachusetts.

Art work includes a sketchbook with extensive notes, a painting, drawings by Joseph Lindon Smith, and prints by other artists.

A scrapbook contains clippings and an exhibition catalog from the St. Botolph Club. Additional printed material includes clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, press releases, programs, booklets, brochures, and books by others.

Photographs are of Smith, his family, friends including classmates from the Académie Julian, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Abbott Handerson Thayer, exhibition installations, military camp sites from World War I, travel scenes, and art work by Smith.

Audio recordings consist of four sound disc recordings of interviews for WKNE Radio, Keene, New Hampshire, with Corinna Smith and Barry Faulkner talking about Smith, and a program about Smith and his book Tombs, Temples, and Ancient Art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1711-1948 (Box 1, 10; 5 folders)

Series 2: Letters, 1768-1965 (Box 1-4, OV 11; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1904-1949 (Box 4; 11 folders)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1647-1959 (Box 4, 10; 11 folders)

Series 5: Notes and Writings, 1783-1963 (Box 4-6; 2.0 linear feet)

Series 6: Theatrical Production Files, 1897-1950 (Box 6-7, 10; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Art Works, 1932-1943 (Box 8, 10; 8 folders)

Series 8: Scrapbook, 1888-1901 (Box 8; 1 folder)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1723-1963 (Box 8, OV 11; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 10: Photographs, 1884-1956 (Box 8-10; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 11: Audio Recordings, 1956 (Box 9-10; 2 folders)

All material is arranged chronologically except for the writings by others and travel photographs that are arranged alphabetically.
Biographical Note:
Joseph Lindon Smith (1863-1950) of Boston, Massachusetts and Dublin, New Hampshire, was a painter primarily known for his ability to meticulously depict the murals and tomb sculpture of Egypt and other ancient cultures.

Joseph Lindon Smith was born on October 11, 1863 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the son of wholesale lumberman Henry Francis Smith and Emma Greenleaf Smith, a cousin of John Greenleaf Whittier.

From 1880 to 1882, Smith studied drawing and painting at the Art School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts under Frederic Crowninshield and Otto Grundman. Accompanied by his friend, Frank Benson, he attended the Académie Julian and studied under William Bouguereau, Gustave Boulanger, and Jules Lefebvre from 1883 to 1885.

Upon his return to Boston, Smith established a studio as a portrait and landscape painter, attracting the attention of Denman Ross, a professor of History of Fine Arts at Harvard University. In the early 1890s Smith and Ross began to travel extensively and Smith became interested in ancient civilizations of Mexico, China, and Southeast Asia. In 1892, during a trip to Italy, Smith befriended Isabella Stewart Gardner, for whom he copied famous paintings, and occasionally acted as agent in purchasing art work.

Making his first trip to Egypt in 1898, Smith became enthralled with the art work of the ancient civilization and devoted himself to painting copies of the tomb sculptures and murals for educational uses in museums and other public institutions. In 1899, he married Corinna Haven Putnam and the couple spent much of their married life traveling between the United States and the Middle East, especially Egypt. From 1910 to 1939, Smith was a member of the Joint Expedition of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Harvard University directed by Dr. George A. Reisner.

For fifty years, Smith was also sought out as a writer and producer of plays and theatrical pageants, fetes, and masques primarily staged for various charitable fund-raising events.

Joseph Lindon Smith died on October 18, 1950 in Dublin, New Hampshire.
Related Material:
The papers of Smith's wife, Corinna Putnam Smith, are available at The Schlesinger Library of Radcliffe College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Provenance:
The Joseph Lindon Smith papers were donated by Jessie T. Hale, Smith's granddaughter, in 1977 and 1978.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Joseph Lindon Smith papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Historical drama  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art, Egypt  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Photographs
Prints
Interviews
Drafts (documents)
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Citation:
Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.smitjose
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-smitjose
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Joseph Lindon Smith papers, 1647-1965, bulk 1873-1965

Creator:
Smith, Joseph Lindon, 1863-1950  Search this
Subject:
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph)  Search this
Manship, Paul  Search this
Loring, Charles Greely  Search this
James, Henry  Search this
Smith, Corinna Lindon  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Ross, Denman Waldo  Search this
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Beaux, Cecilia  Search this
Benson, Frank Weston  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Carson, Kit  Search this
Gardner, Isabella Stewart  Search this
Académie Julian  Search this
Type:
Notebooks
Photographs
Prints
Interviews
Drafts (documents)
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Place:
Egypt, Antiquities
Egypt -- description and travel
Topic:
Historical drama  Search this
Community theater  Search this
Art, Egyptian  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art, Egypt  Search this
Painters -- New Hampshire -- Dublin  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8473
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210649
AAA_collcode_smitjose
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210649
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DNA Extracted From Ancient 'Irish Pharaoh' May Reveal Royal Incest

Creator:
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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 19 Jun 2020 15:57:44 +0000
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Archaeologists Reveal Rare Mummified Lion Cubs Unearthed in Egypt

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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Mon, 25 Nov 2019 19:58:02 +0000
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A Look Inside Howard Carter's Tutankhamun Diary

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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 16:27:03 +0000
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By Scanning Pyramids, Will Scientists Unravel Secrets of Ancient Egypt?

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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:04:04 +0000
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In Egypt, Antiquities Looters Use Bulldozers

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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:56:16 +0000
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The Fall of Zahi Hawass

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Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Lectures
Interviews
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Published Date:
Mon, 18 Jul 2011 03:00:00 +0000
Topic:
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Egyptian Museum Employees Face Fines for Botched Repair on King Tut's Mask

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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:00 +0000
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New Scans Show There Might Be a Hidden Room in King Tut’s Tomb

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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:00:00 +0000
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Egypt's Museum of Islamic Art Triumphantly Re-Opens

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Type:
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Published Date:
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:32:30 +0000
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Huge Statue of Egyptian Pharaoh Discovered in Cairo

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Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:02:42 +0000
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Descendant of the pharaohs

Author:
Hochfield, Sylvia  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Hawass, Zahi A  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Egypt
Date:
2006
Topic:
Cultural property--Repatriation  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A782
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_898283

Mystery of the sun god's servant / by Alain Zivie ; photographs by Kenneth Garrett

Author:
Zivie, Alain-Pierre  Search this
Garrett, Kenneth  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Raïay Tomb  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Egypt
Ṣaqqārah
Date:
2003
Topic:
Tombs  Search this
Saqqārah (Egypt)--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
G1 .N27
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_755881

Polish excavations at Tell Atrib / Karol Mysliewiec ...[et al.]

Author:
Mysliewiec, Karol  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Egypt
Tell Atrib
Date:
1993
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Tell Atrib (Egypt)--Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DT57 .A613
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_672210

The field of Egypt Antiquities Service in Memphis and Saqqarah

Author:
Abou-Ghazi, Diaʼ  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Egypt Maṣlaḥat al-Āthār  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Ṣaqqārah (Egypt)
Memphis (Extinct city)
Date:
1987
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DT57 .A613
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_516761

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