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Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983

Creator:
Hirschfeld, Al, 1903-2003  Search this
Hirschfeld, Al, 1903-2003  Search this
Subject:
Delany, Beauford  Search this
Chodorov, Edward  Search this
Fruse, Roger K.  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Brown, John Mason  Search this
Atkinson, Brooks  Search this
Type:
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7079
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209212
AAA_collcode_hirsal
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209212
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Charles Lowe

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Lowe, 1754 - 1854?  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on ivory
Dimensions:
3.2cm x 2.7cm (1 1/4" x 1 1/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1762
Topic:
Miniature  Search this
Charles Lowe: Male  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village
Object number:
65.73.28
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/sm4aa6da320-455f-4bcd-ae24-c9248aed7221
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_65.73.28

patent model, drive chain

Inventor:
Low, Charles H.  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 15/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 2.38125 cm x 5.3975 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
patent model, chain, drive
patent model, drive chain
Associated place:
United States: Illinois, Sandwich
Patent date:
1881-08-02
ID Number:
AG.245081
Catalog number:
245081
Patent number:
245,081
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-f372-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_876241

Method of Coloring Photographs

Maker:
Lowe, Charles A.  Search this
Object Name:
Patent Model, Method of Coloring Photographs
Date made:
July 10, 1900
ID Number:
PG.000846
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-6d72-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1022549

Program from the Billie Holiday/Louis Armstrong “Birth of the Blues” concert

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Decca Records, British, founded 1929  Search this
Subject of:
Billie Holiday, American, 1915 - 1959  Search this
Louis Armstrong, American, 1901 - 1971  Search this
Velma Middleton, American, 1917 - 1961  Search this
Joe Garland, American, 1903 - 1977  Search this
Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra, American, 1928 - 1947  Search this
Symphony Hall, American, founded 1900  Search this
Savoy Cafe, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (2013.46.25.266a): 12 1/8 × 8 7/8 × 1/16 in. (30.8 × 22.6 × 0.1 cm)
H x W (2013.46.25.266b): 12 1/8 × 8 15/16 in. (30.8 × 22.7 cm)
Type:
souvenir programs
Place used:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 18, 1947
Topic:
African American  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Nightlife  Search this
Singers (Musicians)  Search this
Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2013.46.25.266ab
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
The Laura Cathrell Show-Down Magazine Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd574015351-ffd6-4e49-9319-23b5534570d4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.46.25.266ab
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Lowe, Charles. Wolverhampton, England, Catalogue

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1886
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series 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.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Publishing, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Publishing
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Publishing / 1: Publishers and Booksellers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-publishing-ref1066

Al Hirschfeld papers

Creator:
Hirschfeld, Al  Search this
Names:
Atkinson, Brooks, 1894-  Search this
Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969  Search this
Chodorov, Edward, 1904-1988  Search this
Delany, Beauford, 1901-  Search this
Fruse, Roger K.  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Extent:
0.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
1931-1983
Summary:
The papers of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld measure 0.9 linear feet and date from 1931-1983. Found within the papers are letters to Hirschfeld, business records, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 0.9 linear feet, dates from 1931-1983, and documents the career of caricaturist Al Hirschfeld. Found within the papers are letters, business records, writings, artwork, printed material, and photographs.

Letters are from friends and colleagues, and the subjects of Hirschfeld's drawings. A small majority of letters are from Brooks Atkinson, John Mason Brown, Edward Chodorov, Beauford Delaney, Roger K. Fruse, and Charles F. Lowe. Additional correspondents for which there are one or two letters are listed in the series description that follows.

Business records include a receipt for artwork delivered, a notice of probate on the will of Billy Rose, a loan agreement from the Studio Museum in Harlem for a work by Beauford Delaney, and a contract from The Franklin Library for a portrait of Mencken. Writings by Hirschfeld consist of brief typescripts of film and theater critiques.

Artwork consists of a sketchbook of caricatures of theater performers, a sketchbook of images from travel to Japan, loose sketches, and drawings by children inspired by a visit to see Hirschfeld.

Also found within the papers are 11 folders of clippings, posters, and miscellaneous printed material. Photographs are of Hirschfeld, his wife, and a drawing.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series. All series are arranged chronologically.

Series 1: Letters, 1931-1983 (Boxes 1-2; 1.75 linear feet)

Series 2: Business Records, 1932-1979 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings, 1937-1973 (Box 2; 3 folders)

Series 4: Art Work, 1967-1977 (Box 2; 4 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1953-1983 (Box 2, OV 3; 11 folders)

Series 6: Photographs, 1965 (Box 2; 1 folder)
Biographical Note:
Albert Hirschfeld was born on June 21, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri, the youngest of the three sons of Isaac Hirschfeld and his Russian-born wife Rebecca.

Al Hirschfeld studied art in St. Louis and moved with his family to New York City in 1915. He studied at the National Academy of Art and Design and at the Art Students League, but due to financial difficulties in 1919, he took a job at Selznick Pictures where he was given his first art assignments designing advertisements. He was soon made art director, a position he held for several years, until the company went bankrupt. Because the company could not pay him what they owed, Hirschfeld worked for an entire year to earn enough to pay his artists what he, in turn, owed them.

By 1924, Hirschfeld was able to travel to Paris and London, where he studied painting, drawing, and sculpture, and began to grow his distinctive beard. By mid-1925, he had returned to New York City planning to begin a career as a painter, but on December 26, 1926, a sketch he had done of French actor Sacha Guitry was published in the New York Herald Tribune. Within two years his theatrical drawings were appearing in five different New York newspapers, including the New York Times, for which he worked on a freelance basis until the newspaper offered him a contract in 1990. Hirschfeld's caricatures have also appeared in The New Yorker, Playbill, TV Guide, New Masses, Time, Life, Reader's Digest, Rolling Stone, and many other publications.

Beginning in the late 1920s, Hirschfeld was assigned to capture the essence of each new Broadway play through his line drawings that were published prior to the play's opening night. Performers and the public alike were captivated with the accuracy of his seemingly effortless caricatures. During this time, Hirschfeld also co-edited a satirical journal, Americana, with Alexander King.

Divorced from his first wife, Florence Ruth Hobby, Hirschfeld met German-born film actress Dolly Haas when he was assigned to do a caricature of her. They were married in May 1943. Two years later, to celebrate the birth of his daughter Nina, Hirschfeld concealed her name in the background of his drawing for the play Are You With It? Finding the "Ninas" in his caricatures soon became an American ritual. During World War II, the Department of Defense trained bomber pilots the techniques of camouflage and target-spotting by having them search for the "Ninas" in Hirschfeld's drawings.

For forty years, Hirschfeld collaborated with S. J. Perelman in illustrating and writing books, including Westward Ha!, Listen to the Mockingbird, and The Swiss Family Perelman. Hirschfeld also provided illustrations for the 1986 memoir of Perelman, And Did You Once See Sidney Plain? Other books published by Hirschfeld include The Speakeasies of 1932, Harlem as Seen by Hirschfeld, Show Business is No Business, and Hirschfeld on Line.

Hirschfeld also had solo art exhibitions at the Heller Gallery, Hammer Gallery and at the Lincoln Center Museum of the Performing Arts. He received a Special Tony Award "for 50 years of theatrical cartoons" in 1975.

In 1991 and 1994, the United States Postal Service commissioned Hirschfeld to design a series of stamps commemorating comedians and silent film stars respectively. He was not only allowed to be the first artist to put his name on a U. S. postage stamp, but was allowed to include Nina's name within the caricatures as well.

In 1996, an Academy Award-nominated documentary film about Hirschfeld's life, The Line King, was released.

Hirschfeld's wife Dolly passed away in September 1994. Three years later, in October 1997, he married Louise Kerz, widow of Broadway producer and designer Leo Kerz. Al Hirschfeld died on January 20, 2003 in New York City.
Provenance:
The Al Hirschfeld papers were donated in 1983 by Al Hirschfeld and his dealer, George J. Goodstadt.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Caricaturists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Al Hirschfeld papers, 1931-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.hirsal
See more items in:
Al Hirschfeld papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hirsal
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Folder 11 Lowe, Charles H., 1952-1976

Collection Creator::
National Museum of Natural History. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 30
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 327, National Museum of Natural History. Division of Reptiles and Amphibians, Correspondence
See more items in:
Correspondence
Correspondence / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0327-refidd1e3564

Bibliography of Sauromalus (Dumeril 1856), the chuckwallas

Author:
Beaman, Kent R.  Search this
Hollingsworth, Bradford D.  Search this
Lawler, Howard E.  Search this
Lowe, Charles H.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1997
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_79840

Black Europe / by Jeffrey Green, Rainer E. Lotz and Howard Rye

Title:
Sounds and images of Black people in Europe pre-1927
Producer:
Green, Jeffrey P.  Search this
Lotz, Rainer E.  Search this
Rye, Howard  Search this
Author:
Bergmeier, Horst  Search this
Nowakowski, Konrad  Search this
Ziegler, Susanne  Search this
Mahrenholz, Hans-Jürgen  Search this
Stoecker, Holger  Search this
Performer:
Weeks, Seth  Search this
Davis, Belle  Search this
Woolf, Gipsy 1882-1986  Search this
Fields, Arabella 1879-  Search this
Zabriskie, Pete  Search this
Hampton, Pete  Search this
Bowman, Laura 1881-1957  Search this
Carlisle, George Horace 1883-1963  Search this
Wellmon, Harry  Search this
Johnson, Jack 1878-1946  Search this
Roberts, Bob 1885 or 1889-1926  Search this
Boyd, Joseph 1870-  Search this
Garland, Will 1878-1938  Search this
Jenkins, Edmund Thornton 1894-1926  Search this
Parker, Herbert Eugene 1896-  Search this
Mitchell, Louis A. 1885-1957  Search this
Dixon, Rudolph 1896-1944  Search this
Dove, Evelyn 1902-1987  Search this
Jones, Russell 1892-1959  Search this
Payne, John 1872-  Search this
Hayes, Roland 1887-1977  Search this
Stretton, Gordon  Search this
Boucher, James 1902-1973?  Search this
Granstaff, Earl 1893 or 1894-1929  Search this
Sissle, Noble 1889-1975  Search this
Blake, Eubie 1887-1983  Search this
Wooding, Sam 1895-1985  Search this
Briggs, Arthur 1899-1991  Search this
Caillaux, Pierre de  Search this
Pollard, Hughes 1892-1926  Search this
Baker, Josephine 1906-1975  Search this
Hednoff, Harry 1896-1982  Search this
Tessema Eshete 1876-1964  Search this
Ransome-Kuti, J. J (Josaiah Jesse) 1855-1930  Search this
Plaatje, Sol. T (Solomon Tshekisho) 1876-1932  Search this
Cole, M (Singer)  Search this
Martin, E. O.  Search this
Nathaniels, R. C. -1962  Search this
Solanke, Ladipo  Search this
Four Black Diamonds (Musical group)  Search this
Black Troubadours  Search this
Georgia Piccaninnies (Musical group)  Search this
Ciro's Club Coon Orchestra  Search this
Savoy Quartet  Search this
Versatile Four (Musical group)  Search this
Dan & Harvey's Jazz Band  Search this
Famous Broadway Band  Search this
Layton and Johnstone  Search this
Hatch and Carpenter  Search this
Four Harmony Kings  Search this
Author:
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel 1875-1912 Scenes from The song of Hiawatha Hiawatha's wedding feast Selections  Search this
Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel 1875-1912 Songs op. 37 Elëanor  Search this
Phonothèque nationale (France)  Search this
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Lautarchiv  Search this
Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv  Search this
Exposition universelle internationale de 1900 (Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : color illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 31 cm + 1 case of 44 sound discs (digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.) + 1 CD-ROM (PDF ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Music
Folklore
Field recordings
Place:
Europe
Africa
Date:
2013
C2013, p2013
To 1921
1921-1930
Topic:
Blacks  Search this
African Americans--Influence  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Music  Search this
Folk music  Search this
Popular music  Search this
Ragtime music  Search this
String band music  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Minstrel music  Search this
African languages  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1036702

The Status of the Lizard Cnemidophorus perplexus Baird and Girard (Teiidae)

Author:
Maslin, T. P.  Search this
Beidleman, Richard G.  Search this
Lowe,Charles H.,,Jr  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1958
Topic:
Natural History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_87329

Reception for "Festival at Ford's"

Creator:
Bowman, Dwight  Search this
Subject:
Sadik, Marvin S  Search this
Hope, Bob 1903-2003  Search this
Kissinger, Henry 1923-  Search this
Channing, Carol  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Wilson, Flip  Search this
Burr, Raymond 1917-1993  Search this
Moore, Melba  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Ford's Theatre (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1971
November 12, 1971
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [71-3360A]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_385425

Four national exhibitions in London and their organiser : with portraits and illustrations / by Charles Lowe

Author:
Lowe, Charles 1848-1931  Search this
Whitley, John R  Search this
Subject:
American Exhibition (1887 : London, England)  Search this
Italian Exhibition (1888 : London, England)  Search this
French Exhibition (1890 : London, England)  Search this
German Exhibition (1891 : London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
548 p. : front, ports., plates, fold. diagr. ; 25 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
England
London
Date:
1892
19th century
Topic:
Exhibitions--History  Search this
Call number:
T395.5.G7 L69 1892
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_776044

Ecology of the saguaro / Warren F. Steenbergh & Charles H. Lowe

Author:
Steenbergh, Warren F  Search this
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sonoran Desert
Date:
1977
1983
1977-1983
Topic:
Saguaro  Search this
Saguaro--Ecology  Search this
Desert plants  Search this
Botany--Ecology  Search this
Call number:
QK495.C11 S64 1977X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_182698

Music of the coastal Amerindians of Guyana [sound recording] / recorded by David Blair Stiffler

Recorder:
Stiffler, David Blair  Search this
Performer:
Miguel, Joseph  Search this
Miguel, Rosa  Search this
Coteman, Claudia  Search this
Williams, Philomena  Search this
Smith, William  Search this
Claudia, Claudia  Search this
Peneux, Harry  Search this
Peneux, Carl  Search this
Copin, Clyde  Search this
Herman, Donald  Search this
Hendricks, Joe  Search this
George, Charles  Search this
Lowe, Charles  Search this
Williams, Rudolph  Search this
Abrams, Carl  Search this
Quailo, Genevieve  Search this
France, Nathan  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Guyanese  Search this
Type:
Phonograph records
Music
Place:
Guyana
Date:
1982
Topic:
Folk music  Search this
Arawak Indians  Search this
Carib Indians  Search this
Warao Indians  Search this
Local number:
FW04239
FLP 71019
Folkways 4239
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access
See more items in:
Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_232082
Online Media:

The Vertebrates of Arizona : landscapes and habitats, fishes, amphibians and reptiles, birds, mammals / Charles H. Lowe, editor

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Arizona Academy of Science Meeting (1960 : University of Arizona)  Search this
University of Arizona  Search this
Physical description:
270 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1972
1964
C1964
Topic:
Vertebrates  Search this
Life zones  Search this
Call number:
QL162 .L91 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_807201

Great African travellers : from Bruce and Mungo Park to Livingstone and Stanley / by William H.G. Kingston and Charles Rathbone Low. With one hundred illustrations

Title:
Great African travelers from Mungo Park to Stanley
Author:
Kingston, William Henry Giles 1814-1880  Search this
Low, Charles Rathbone 1837-1918  Search this
Russell E. Train Africana Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Subject:
Livingstone, David 1813-1873  Search this
Stanley, Henry M (Henry Morton) 1841-1904  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 509 p., [18] leaves of plates : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Date:
1890
Topic:
Explorers  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
DT3 .K55 1890
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_782134

Speciation and ecology in salamanders of the genus Aneides / by Charles Herbert Lowe, Jr

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Physical description:
81 leaves, 3 leaves of plates : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1950
[1950]
Topic:
Climbing salamanders  Search this
Lungless salamanders  Search this
Call number:
QL668.C274 L69 1950
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612792

Archaeological explorations by the Literary and scientific society of Madisonville, Ohio

Author:
Literary and Scientific Society of Madisonville, Ohio  Search this
Low, Charles F  Search this
Physical description:
4 [and 7] pts. (various pagings) illus. (1 col.) charts 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Ohio
Madisonville (Ohio)
Hamilton County (Ohio)
Date:
1878
1878-86
Topic:
Mounds  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465764

The venomous reptiles of Arizona / Charles H. Lowe, Cecil R. Schwalbe, Terry B. Johnson

Author:
Lowe, Charles H  Search this
Schwalbe, Cecil R  Search this
Johnson, Terry B  Search this
Arizona Game and Fish Department  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 115 p. : col. ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Arizona
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Reptiles  Search this
Poisonous snakes  Search this
Call number:
QL653.A6 L913 1986
QL653.A6L913 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338249

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