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Hamilton Easter Field papers

Creator:
Field, Hamilton Easter  Search this
Names:
Bellows, George, 1882-1925  Search this
Berenson, Bernard, 1865-1959  Search this
Daingerfield, Elliott, 1859-1932  Search this
Davies, Arthur B. (Arthur Bowen), 1862-1928  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934  Search this
Marin, John, 1870-1953  Search this
Pennell, Joseph, 1857-1926  Search this
Ray, Man, 1890-1976  Search this
Sloan, John, 1871-1951  Search this
Weber, Max, 1881-1961  Search this
Weir, Julian Alden, 1852-1919  Search this
Donor:
Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970  Search this
Extent:
1 Microfilm reel
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Date:
circa 1913-1966
Scope and Contents:
115 letters to Field from George Bellows, Bernard Berenson, Elliott Daingerfield, Arthur B. Davies, Roger Fry, John Marin, Joseph Pennell, Man Ray, John Sloan, Max Weber, J. Alden Weir, and others. Two highly detailed letters from Maurice Sterne in 1913 describe that artist's life in Bali. Also included are signatures of American artists from a guest book, and a 1966 catalog of the Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation Collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Hamilton Easter Field (b. 1873 d. 1922) was an artist, critic, collector, and patron notable for his support of modern art. In 1911, Field founded the Summer School of Graphic Arts in Ogunquit, Maine. The Hamilton Easter Field Art Foundation Collection is in the Portland Museum of Art (Me.).
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives of American Art are the papers of Robert Laurent, containing material relating to Hamilton Easter Field and the Hamilton Easter Field Foundation.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1968 by Robert Laurent. When Field died in 1922 at the age of 49 he left his estate to Robert Laurent. Laurent formed the Hamilton Easter Field Foundation.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Identifier:
AAA.fielhami
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b883efd3-3525-4726-90e2-279e15e676af
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-fielhami

Edward McKnight Kauffer collection

Topic:
Brighton warp and weft
Seventeen
Advertiser's weekly
Australasian
Creator:
Kauffer, E. McKnight (Edward McKnight), 1890-1954  Search this
Names:
American Airlines  Search this
American Silk Mills  Search this
Brighton (Firm)  Search this
British Federation of Master Printers  Search this
British Institute of Industrial Art  Search this
British South American Airways  Search this
Container Corporation of America  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Imperial Airways  Search this
London Underground Limited  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Aid Society  Search this
New York (State). Metropolitan Transportation Authority  Search this
Pan American World Airways, Inc.  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Beddington, Jack  Search this
Dorn, Marion, 1896-1964  Search this
Ehrlich, Grace  Search this
Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns), 1888-1965  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934  Search this
Haworth-Booth, Mark.  Search this
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963  Search this
Kauffer, E. McKnight (Edward McKnight), 1890-1954  Search this
Moore, Marianne, 1887-1972  Search this
Pick, Frank, 1878-1941  Search this
Symon, D. E. (David E.)  Search this
Waldman, Bernard.  Search this
Extent:
3 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Awards
Correspondence
Writings
Posters
Drafts (documents)
Announcements
Obituaries
Calendars
Negatives
Photographs
Sketches
Reviews
Date:
1915-1954
Summary:
This collection documents Kauffer's work as a theater designer, and graphic designer from 1915-1954.The collection includes allusions to correspondences between Kauffer in America to T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) in London, between 1930 and 1955. (There are no letters between the two men in the collection.) Although Kauffer and Eliot were to become friends after 24 July 1930, they were professionally related before that time. Kauffer illustrated the Ariel edition of Eliot's "Marina." Kauffer and Eliot met in London. In the collection are also posters of Kauffer's works, biographical pieces, and obituaries as well as photographs of the artist.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed; The archive material consists of sketches, posters, manuscript leaves, photographs, clippings, and other related items that document Mr. Kauffer's career from 1915-1954.
Biographical/Historical note:
Edward McKnight Kauffer (1891-1954) was born at Great Falls, Montana. He grew up in the small town of Evansville on the Ohio River in Indiana, where the Kauffer grandparents had settled. After the divorce of his parents, he spent two years in an orphanage. By the age of four or five he had begun to draw. His mother remarried in 1899. Kauffer left school at the age of 12 or 13 to be helper to the scene painter in the City Directory.

In the Elder Bookshop and Art Rooms in San Francisco Kauffer acquired not only a speaking voice of marked attractiveness and distinction but also a life-long passion for books. He continued his studies as a painter by receiving his first formal training at evening sessions at the Mark Hopkins Institute. He met Professor McKnight, who became his patron; in homage to him Kauffer adopted the name of McKnight. A small exhibition of Kauffer's paintings was held at the Elder Art Rooms. He also studied at the Chicago Art Institute, and in Munich and Paris, and started his career as a theatrical scene painter. He was returning from Germany to this country in 1914 and was in London when World War I broke out.

In 1914 Kauffer would marry American Pianist, Grace Ehrlich and they would have a daughter. In 1921 Kauffer would move to New York City leaving his wife and daughter. In the spring of 1922 Kauffer returned to London with Marion Dorn, American textile designer. They would stay in London just prior to the beginning of World War II when they would return once again to New York. They would eventually marry in 1950.

In the Twenties in London, he went to work in a soldiers' canteen and began designing posters for the London Underground Railway in his spare time. His posters were so strikingly successful that he soon got further orders, and built up a reputation in his field. The posters would indicate to the war-weary British the normal resumption of public transportation. The posters made history in art circles and have been regarded ever since as revolutionary concepts of art-cum industry. A 1926 exhibition given at the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford furthered Kauffers notoriety.

His recognition in America began in 1937, when the Museum of Modern Art presented his work in its first one-man show ever given to an American poster designer. He returned to this country to live in 1940. While Kauffer was widely recognized abroad and the MOMA show brought attention, very few Americans knew of him and fewer advertisers were willing to accept the poster as an art form. His clients, since his return to America have included the National Red Cross, American Airlines, the New York Subways, Ringling Brothers Circus, the Container Corporation of America, the American Silk Mills and many others.

Kauffer was among the first in the early Twenties to respond to the impact of modern art, particularly the work of the cubist painters Picasso and Braque. The influence of cubism can be seen in his posters and was the basis of his dynamic geometrical style. The emphatic angular forms of Kauffer's posters shocked the public into attention. His artistry, and in particular his color sense, held that attention and, in a few short years just after the First World War, laid the foundations of his reputation as a designer, not only among the leading business men of the time, but particularly among critics and art students. T.S. Eliot, a friend of Kauffer's, describes his marriage of the public and modern art, "He did something for modern art with the public as well as doing something for the public with modern art."

In addition to his involvement in advertising, Kauffer was a book illustrator as well illustrating editions of many classics, including Burton's "Anatomy of Melancholy," Cervantes' "Don Quixote," Carl Van Vechten's "Nigger Heaven," and works by Herman Melville, T.S. Eliot, Arnold Bennett, Lord Birkenhead and others.

His work is represented in the South Kensington Museum in London and in the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, and there are examples of it also in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and in Milan. He edited a survey, The Art of the Poster, in 1934. He was a Fellow of the British Institute of Industrial Art and a member of the Council for Art and Industry. When the Royal Society of Arts established its high diploma of R.D.I. (Designer for Industry) in 1937 he was ineligible as a foreigner, but was granted honorary status. He was asked to be Honorary Advisor to the Department of Public Information for the United Nations. He was Advisory Council for the Victoria and Albert Museum. His biography appears in the English "Who's Who" and in the American "Who's Who", as well as in the Columbia Encyclopedia.

Kauffer began to lose interest in the New York advertising scene. A friend of his said that he chose to kill himself with drink. He continued to work to the end, almost obsessively. Kauffer died on 22 October 1954.
Provenance:
All materials were donated to the museum by Grace Schulman in 1997.
Restrictions:
Unprocessed; access is limited; Permission of Library Director required; Policy.
Occupation:
Theater designers -- United States  Search this
Illustrators -- Great Britain  Search this
Illustrators -- United States  Search this
Draftsmen (artists) -- Great Britain  Search this
Draftsmen (artists) -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Graphic arts -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Illustration of books -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Awards
Correspondence
Writings
Posters
Drafts (documents)
Announcements
Obituaries
Calendars
Negatives
Photographs
Sketches
Reviews
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-134-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sc2e766e647-b491-4b2a-ae55-4be292be34dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-134-1

A record of the collections in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Cheshire, formed by the first Viscount Leverhulme, with introductory essays and descriptive text, by R.R. Tatlock, Roger Fry, R.L. Hobson and Percy Macquoid, and a foreword by C. Reginald Grundy ..

Author:
Lady Lever Art Gallery  Search this
Tatlock, R. R (Robert Rattray) 1889-1954 English painting of the XVIIIth-XXth centuries  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Hobson, R. L (Robert Lockhart) 1872-1941 Chinese porcelain & Wedgwood pottery  Search this
Macquoid, Percy -1925 English furniture, tapestry and needlework  Search this
Macquoid, Theresa I. Dent  Search this
Subject:
Leverhulme, William Hesketh Viscount 1851-1925 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. fronts. (2 col., mounted) plates (part col., part mounted) ports. (part mounted) 34 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Port Sunlight (Merseyside)
Liverpool (Merseyside)
Date:
1928
Topic:
Art--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
N1455 .A8 1928X
N1455.A8 1928X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_383271

The capitalist and the critic : J. P. Morgan, Roger Fry, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Charles Molesworth

Author:
Molesworth, Charles 1941-  Search this
Subject:
Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont) 1837-1913  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
England
Date:
2016
Topic:
Capitalists and financiers  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1058788

Victorian photographs of famous men & fair women. With introd. by Virginia Woolf & Roger Fry

Author:
Cameron, Julia Margaret 1815-1879  Search this
Woolf, Virginia 1882-1941  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Powell, Tristram  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. 44 plates. 32 cm
Type:
Books
Biography
Portraits
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1973
[1973]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.C18 P8 1973
TR647.C182P8 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_38671

Last lectures by Roger Fry ... with an introduction by Kenneth Clark

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Clark, Kenneth 1903-1983  Search this
Physical description:
xxix, 370 p., 1 l. incl. plates. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1939
Topic:
Art  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Call number:
N5330 .F7X
N5330.F7X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_39333

Characteristics of French art

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 148 p. XL plates. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1933
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Call number:
N6841 .F947 1933
N6841.F947 1933
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407527

Cézanne, a study of his development. Introd. by Alfred Werner

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Subject:
Cézanne, Paul 1839-1906  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. 54 illus. 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
[1960, c1958]
Call number:
N40.1.C42 F9 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500625

Oral history interview with W. G. Constable

Interviewee:
Constable, W. G. (William George), 1887-1976  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934  Search this
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919  Search this
Extent:
81 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 July -1973 June
Scope and Contents:
An interview of W. G. (William George) Constable conducted 1972 July -1973 June, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Constable discusses his early education, his serving in World War I, and his career as a lecturer, curator, and writer in Britain, Canada, and the United States. He discusses his relationship with collectors, the development of Canadian, British, and American museums, as well as reminiscing about key figures such as art historian Roger Fry and painters Renoir and Degas.
Biographical / Historical:
W. G. Constable (1887-1976) was an art historian and curator from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 6 hr., 45 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Interviews  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Function:
Art museums
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.consta72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6e0e0b4-d723-4b7a-be30-920a45c09c18
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-consta72
Online Media:

Jacques Maroger papers

Creator:
Maroger, Jacques, 1884-1962  Search this
Names:
Evergreen House Foundation (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Ferargil Galleries  Search this
Galerie Louis Carré  Search this
Grand Central Art Galleries  Search this
Maryland Institute, College of Art  Search this
Musée du Louvre  Search this
Sagittarius Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Six Realists Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Anquetin, Louis, 1861-1932  Search this
Dufy, Raoul, 1877-1953  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot, 1866-1934  Search this
John, Augustus, 1878-1961  Search this
Kelly, Gerald, Sir, 1879-1972  Search this
Ladew, Harry  Search this
Toudu, Sure  Search this
Verne, Henri, b. 1880  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot ((on 1 microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1923-1990
Scope and Contents:
Biographical material; letters; business records; writings; notes and notebooks; printed material; photographs.
Included are a biographical sketch; letters, 1924-1958, from Louis Anquetin, Raoul Dufy, Roger Fry, Augustus John, Gerald Kelly, and Sure Toudu; letters from Henri Verne of the Louvre Museum regarding Maroger's appointment as technical director of conservation for the Louvre, 1930-1939; business records, 1948-1962, containing correspondence and receipts from galleries, museums, and publishers regarding Maroger's paintings and his book The Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters, among them Galerie Louis Carre & Co. (Paris), Grand Central Art Galleries (New York City), Studio Publications, and Thomas Y. Crowell publishers; a typescript of a speech delivered by Maroger at the "Conference de Londres"; typescript chapters from his book; writings by unidentifed authors on the preparation of heated oil for painting, 1923 and paint mediums, 1949; notes, undated and 2 notebooks, 1923-1937, containing research on paint mediums, pigments, techniques and the artists who used them; a scrapbook of clippings, 1930-1935 mainly from French newspapers regarding his research, and one, 1941-1949, from Baltimore and New York papers about his students at the Maryland Institute, College of Art and exhibitions of his paintings; loose clippings, 1950-1964; exhibition announcements and catalogs, 1947-1962, from Maroger's group and one-man shows at Ferargil Galleries, the Grand Central Art Galleries, including the Maroger Baltimore Group of Painters which showed there, Evergreen House Foundation, Sagittarius Gallery, the Six Realists Gallery, and elsewhere; miscellaneous printed material, 1948-1966; and photographs, 1962, 1990 and undated and a photo album, 1953-1971, of Maroger, his wife Olga, Evergreen House, and works of art (annotated with size and price); of Harry Ladew and a painting of Ladew by Maroger; and of painted furniture, possibly examples for Maroger's painted furniture designs of the Goblins Tapestries.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, conservator; Paris, France, New York, N.Y., and Baltimore, Md. In the 1930s, Maroger was technical director of the laboratories of the Louvre Museum, a professor at the School of the Louvre, and President of the Association of French Restorers. He received the Legion of Honor in 1937. Maroger came to the U.S. in 1939 and taught at the Parsons School of Design and for 20 years at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore. He studied the paint mediums of the masters, and outlined them in his book, The Secret Formulas and Techniques of the Masters (New York: Studio Publications, 1948).
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1992 by Simone LeFaivfre, sister of Maroger's widow Olga.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Conservators  Search this
Painters -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Artists' materials  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.marojacq
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9367ef8e0-ca6d-4cbd-99a8-3d9c01ef14f0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marojacq

Animals in Chinese art : a collection of examples / selected & described by H. d'Ardenne de Tizac. With preface by Roger Fry

Author:
Ardenne de Tizac, H. de (Henri de) 1877-1932  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
2 p. l., [6] p., 1l Lpl. (part col.) 43 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1923
Topic:
Animals in art  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
709.51 .A6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_861823

Chinese art : an introductory review of painting, ceramics, textiles, bronzes, sculpture, jade, etc. / by Roger Fry ... [et al.]

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 62 p., [85] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1925
Topic:
Art, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
709.51 .F94
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860322

The art of the Bushmen : 1910

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2003
Topic:
Art, San--Appreciation  Search this
San rock art  Search this
Call number:
N7428.5 .P72 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_762836

Transformations : critical and speculative essays on art / by Roger Fry

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 230 p., [31] leaves of plates : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1926
[1926]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7445.2 .F94
N7445.2.F94
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_78293

Chinese art : an introductory handbook to painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, bronzes & minor arts / by Roger Fry, Laurence Binyon, Osvald Sirén, Bernard Rackham, A. F. Kendrick, W. W. Winkworth ; with an introduction by Madame Quo Tai-chi

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 86 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1935
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
N7340 .C53 1935
N7340.C53 1935
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_348740

Letters of Roger Fry, edited, with an introduction, by Denys Sutton

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Sutton, Denys  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. illus., ports. 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[c1972]
Call number:
N7483.F94 S9
N7483.F94S9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32668

Negro sculpture at the Chelsea Book Club : 1920

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
England
London
Date:
2003
1920
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art, African--Appreciation  Search this
Call number:
N7428.5 .P72 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_764019

Vision and design, by Roger Fry

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
302 p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1929
[1923]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7445.2 .F94v 1923
N7445.2.F94v 1923
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_10337

Catalogue of an exhibition of Florentine painting before 1500

Author:
Burlington Fine Arts Club  Search this
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Italy
Florence
Date:
1919
Topic:
Painting, Italian  Search this
Painting--History  Search this
Call number:
ND621.F6 B96
ND621.F6B96
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_158387

Portraits by Roger Fry : [an exhibition held at Courtauld Institute Galleries, London and at Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield]

Author:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Mappin Art Gallery  Search this
Courtauld Institute Galleries  Search this
Subject:
Fry, Roger Eliot 1866-1934  Search this
Physical description:
31 p., [3] leaves of plates : port. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1976
Topic:
Portraits, British  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.F95 C8
N40.1.F95C8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_189949

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