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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Description: A chapel bus that provided Sunday school lessons and a mobile minister to Contra Costa County, Sacramento, and San Joaquin. Digitized by California Revealed .
Topic: californiarevealed
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Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Bolles + Wilson (Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles)
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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1990 – SATURDAY MARCH 17, 1990 The exhibition  Western Objects Eastern Fields  presents  architects Peter Wilson and Julia Bolles'  projects in Europe and Japan. The two's work situated in between theory and practice in architecture. Works exhibited included their first-prize entry for the Munster New City Library, which questioned the role of the library in the age of electronic information.
Topics: Theory, Practice, Library, Electronic Information
Storefront for Art and Architecture Archive - Exhibitions
by Association of Architects Bosnia-Herzegovina (Das-Sabih)
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SATURDAY JANUARY 11, 1995 Symposium SARAJEVO: CULTURAL RESISTANCE UNDER SIEGE  Date: Saturday, Febuary 11, 1995 Location: Dia Center For the Arts Address: 155 Mercer Street, NY, NY Admission Fee: $15 General Public                            $10 Students Symposium Brief: This program has organized in conjunction with Warchitecture-Sarajeve: A Wounded City , a multi-media exhibition sponsored by Storefront for Art & Architecture, that describes the combined effects of physical...
Topics: Symposium, Dia Center for the Arts, War, Sarajevo, Destruction, Rebuilding, Siege, Military,...
Wells, Fargo & Company express car was built by American Car and Foundry (Lot 2289).
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads
Side view of a wood express refrigerator car.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1930-1939
Side view of a wood refrigerator car.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1930-1939
Cover of promo brochure.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads
Group portrait of the Western Pacific Railroad company band. The photograph appears to have been taken in Capitol Park and is stamped: Hodson photo.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads
Group portrait of Western Pacific Railroad employee band. The photograph appears to have been taken in Capitol Park.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads
Print is dated in ink, June 13, 1928. Mount is stamped "Hagginwood Studio."
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
Passengers gather on the observation platform of Western Pacific's "Scenic Limited" passenger train, a partnership with the Denver and Rio Grande Western, Missouri Pacific and Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroads to provide service between Chicago or St. Louis to San Francisco.
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Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1930-1939
Side view of a Western Pacific refrigerator car 50187, most likely photographed upon completion of the American Car & Foundry-built car in April 1923, by Kaufmann and Farry Company, commercial photographers. The car although owned by the WP, was operated as part of the PFE fleet.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
A Paul Bunyan Prosperity Special of 171 cars loaded with lumber from the Red River Lumber Company, posed on the outskirts of Westwood, was put together in conjunction with the opening of the WP's Inland Gateway on November 10, 1931. Motive power was provided by WP steam locomotive No. 334, now on display at the Western Railway Museum, and two other steam locomotives. The Inland Gateway, also known as the Northern California Extension, refers to the joint effort of WP and the Great Northern to...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1930-1939
Crowd gathers at Sacramento station to celebrate the inauguration of Western Pacific's regularly scheduled passenger service between San Francisco and Salt Lake City, August 20-22, 1910.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Crowd gathering at WP's Sacramento station to celebrate of the inauguaration of regularly scheduled passenger service between San Francisco and Salt Lake City, August 20-22, 1910.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Crowd gathers at Sacramento station to celebrate the inauguation of Western Pacific's regularly scheduled passenger service between San Francisco and Salt Lake City, August 20-22, 1910.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
West side of the Western Pacific's Sacramento one-story Mission Revival-style station completed October of 1909. It opened for freight service on December 9, 1909, and passenger service August 22, 1910 when the first passenger train passed through Sacramento en route to Oakland. The building faces J Street between 19th Street and the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly Western Pacific) tracks and is now the Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant. Willis Polk designed the building.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
East side of Western Pacific's Sacramento one-story Mission Revival-style station completed in October of 1909. It opened for freight service on December 9, 1909, and passenger service August 22, 1910 when the first passenger train passed through Sacramento en route to Oakland. The building faces J Street between 19th Street and the Union Pacific Railroad (formerly Western Pacific) tracks and is now the Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant. Willis Polk designed the bulding.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Inscription on back of print reads "Tom Miller and Ben Stone, Mach[ine] Foreman, 1914." Also known as the Jeffery Shops after Edward Turner Jeffery, president of the Western Pacific from 1913 to 1917.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Inscription on back of the print reads "Front view looking south, Boiler & Machine Shops." Also known as Jeffery Shops after Edward Turner Jeffery, president of the Western Pacific from 1913 to 1917.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1910-1919
Exterior view of Western Refrigerator Line refrigerator car 7001. This print is most likely a builder's photograph of car as it came out of the shops in January of 1923. The Western Pacific Railroad set up the Western Refrigerator Line effective January 1, 1923 to operate a new fleet of refrigerator cars; however, the WP reached an agreement with the Pacific Fruit Express, and the cars never operated in revenue service under the WRL name. The cars were changed to PFE lettering upon arrival in...
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1920-1929
The National Guard recaptured the Sacramento Southern Pacific Railroad passenger station from the striking railroad workers. With armed guards the first train left the station July 11, 1894, only to be wrecked a few miles west of the city, on land now traversed by the Yolo Causeway. The accident, in which several people were killed, was determined to be an act of sabotage by the strikers.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1890-1899
Sabotage of train along what is now the Yolo Causeway, between Sacramento and Davis. The American Railway Union called for a national boycott of the use of Pullman sleeping cars June 27, 1894. Strikers took control of stations and railway yards in many California cities and greatly disrupted service. Federal troops were called up in early July to restore the flow of goods and mail. The strike ended July 20. The board is stamped: Geo. D. Stewart photographer, 2501 O Street, Sacramento, Cal.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1890-1899
Sabotage of train along what is now the Yolo Causeway, between Sacramento and Davis. The American Railway Union called for a national boycott of the use of Pullman sleeping cars June 27, 1894. Strikers took control of stations and railway yards in many California cities and greatly disrupted service. Federal troops were called up in early July to restore the flow of goods and mail. The strike ended July 20.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Railroads, 1890-1899
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Interior view of the Woodbury Granite Co. large wooden cutting shed in Bethel, Vermont, with partly cut slabs of granite on the floor and a moveable overhead crane at the far end. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Bethel (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Interior of the Woodbury Granite Co. large wooden shed in Bethel, Vermont, with many slabs of partly cut granite on the floor. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Bethel (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Nye's Store in Johnson, Vermont with large display windows on both sides of the front door and an unusual car in front ofthe store with a large box in the back of the car with lettering, "Eastern Ill & Pub. Co., Belast, ME This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Stores, retail, Johnson (Vt.), Postcards
Description : Business card. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Habernicht
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Description : Portrait of W. V. Stolte. Handwritten note on back reads: "W. V. Stolte From Wesley (?) and Lillian (Furguson)." The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (4.5 x 6 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.158 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
Mill Valley Public Library, Lucretia Little History Room
by Manceau
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Description : Portrait of W. V. Stolte. Handwritten note on back reads: "Taken San Francisco Jan. 13, 1897. Winfred V. Stolte" . The Stolte family were early residents of Mill Valley. On the lower right hand corner are the words "Paris Panel" in a circle. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7.5 x 10.75 in.) Call Number : 2016.004.159 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, californialightandsound, Portraits
National City Public Library
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Description : Located at NE corner 9th and National. Charles Hoover and Joe Dutra. Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (8 in. x 10 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
by Underwood, John W.
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Description : W.S Kenyon and Delmar Watson, the photographer, preparing to take off for first aerial picture of Los Angeles. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Washington Township Museum of Local History
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Description : W.W. Hirsch Plumbing Store in Saloon Call Number : 1996.3.176
Topics: californiarevealed, Alameda County (Calif.)--History, California--History, Local history, Public...
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in.)
Description : Charles S. Wagner, Carl Kotchian and William M. Moran premieres the first Lockheed 1011 TriStar jetliner out of Palmdale, CA. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
After a day of building roads in Topanga, contracted mule and wagon teams followed the creek bed to the beach circa 1913. This image was provided by Rose Wiley through The Topanga Historical Society for inclusion in the Topanga Digital History collection.
Topics: californialightandsound, californiapreservationservice, Mules--California--Topanga,...
National City Public Library
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
National City Public Library
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Description : SDSU- about 1938. Earotte Pomona - Glee club contest. Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (3.5 x 5 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Image shows large group of children and adults, 16 in total, waiting in front of train depot building in rows. Back row has three adult men in hats, middle row has some women and men, and front row has four children (three girls, one boy).
Topics: Chicago Academy of Sciences, Herman S. Pepoon, People
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Postmarked Sep. 22, 1908. Sent to Mrs. George Griffin, Hillside Ave., Melrose, Mass. Sent my Mary B. Farr. Main street in Waitsfield, Vermont, with houses and other structures on both sides of the street This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Waitsfield (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Tulare County Library
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Tulare County Library
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Tulare County Library
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Tulare County Library
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View of Waldo Avenue looking west toward Old Chapel, ca. 1890s.
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.)--Buildings, structures, etc., College buildings--Vermont, Middlebury College,...
Source: Dean Collection, Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
View of Old Chapel and Waldo Avenue looking west, ca. 1890s.
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.)--Buildings, structures, etc., College buildings--Vermont, Middlebury College,...
Source: Dean Collection, Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
Carlsbad City Library
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Additional Title : No. 69: Wall-Eyed Pike or Dory, Stizostedion vitreum [Mitch.] Call Number : MS021_005_002_074
Topics: californiarevealed, Zoological illustration
Source: 1 Page of 1: Drawing (20 x 15 in.)
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
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Description : A filmland favorite, gruff and bearlike Wallace Beery always said he would have been a professional aviator if the airplane had been invented before Vaudeville. He earned his private pilots license in 1928 and kept his airplanes at Glendale for a decade or more. He is shown here with his new Bellanca Skyrocket CH-400, the ultimate in personalized air transportation in 1932. (Otis Carter) Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Glendale Library, Arts & Culture
by Diehl, Robert W.
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Description : Wallace Berry's Howard DC8-A at Grand Central Air Terminal. Actor Berry was a Reserve Officer and pilot in the US Naval Reserve. At various other times he had a travelair Bellanca and Stinson. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Mountain View Public Library
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Description : San Jose W.O.W. Baseball Club. Champions, Winter League. Mountain View, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9 x 24 cm.) Call Number : PHA P34 3 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Writers' Conference faculty members Wallace Stegner (left) and Herschel Brickell (right), August 1940.
Topics: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Stegner, Wallace, Faculty & students
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb07-1940-20n
Middlebury College Map Collection
by Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
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28 x 36 cm color map of Wallingford, Vermont
Topics: Wallingford (Vt.), maps
Mountain View Public Library
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Description : Real estate office next to Weilheimer Store and Neuroth Hotel on Castro St. Mountain View, California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (17 x 12 cm.) Call Number : PHA B35 1 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Portrait (drawing or lithograph) of Reverend Walter Chapin, Middlebury College Alumnus, Class of 1803; (left-facing portrait) Title supplied by cataloger This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, Chapin, Walter, 1779-1827
Source: a9pf.1803.chapinw
George Washington University Libraries
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Formerly photograph #[PB-58?]
Topics: RG0031, University Historical Materials collection
Fresno County Public Library
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Series Title : Shades of Fresno Collection Description : Soldier Formal Portrait. Died on arrival in France. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph(5.5 x 7 cm.) Call Number : 98-02-034 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Writers' Conference faculty member Walter Pritchard Eaton on Bread Loaf campus, August 1937.
Topics: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Pritchard Eaton, Walter, Faculty & students
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb07-1937-01n
Writers' Conference faculty member Walter Pritchard Eaton, August 1941.
Topics: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Pritchard Eaton, Walter, Faculty & students
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb07-1941-09p
Writers' Conference faculty member Walter Pritchard Eaton (far right) with Arthur and Mrs. Tourtellot, outside on Bread Loaf campus, August 1941.
Topics: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Pritchard Eaton, Walter, Faculty & students
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb07-1941-07np
Middlebury College Map Collection
by Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
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35 x 28 cm color map of Waltham, Vermont
Topics: Waltham (Vt.), maps
Student Activism at Middlebury College
by I Am Addis
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Satirical wanted poster created by students at Middlebury College in response to the alleged racial profiling of student Addis Fouche-Channer '17 by Middlebury College Public Safety.  The College accused Fouche-Channer of involvement in the March 2, 2017 protests against guest speaker Charles Murray based on the uncorroborated testimony of a Public Safety officer; Fouche-Channer argued that she did not attend the protest and was not in the area at the time. This image is a digtized version of...
Topics: Racism on campus, March 2nd protests, Racial profiling, Student activism, Title IX, Law...
A small structure attached to the main house has a small sign hanging above the porch, "Wapita Lodge" and a chair and stroller are in the shade on the porch. This is a scanned copy of the original postcard at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
Topics: Halifax Center (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Portrait of Reverend Ward Bullard, Middlebury College Alumnus, Class of 1833; (right-facing portrait) Title supplied by cataloger This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, Bullard, Ward, 1810-1879
Source: a9pf.1833.bullardw
Mountain View Public Library
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Description : 537 Bush Street. Built 1911-12 for John and Hannah Ward and two daughters. Daughter Shirley Ward taught Mountain View High School 1910-1917 and then in San Francisco. She moved to SF in 1941 and house was rented. Late 1940s purchased by Minton family. Sold by Mintons in 1991. California. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph (9 x 13 cm.) Call Number : PHA H18 2 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Description : View of the warehouse and cleaning department at Hancock Park. The wooden building is surrounded by a fence and trees. A group of 7 men is outside of the building standing around a table. There are various tools around the building: barrels, buckets and shovels. Series Title : Rancho La Brea Glass Plate Negatives Rights : Public Domain. No restrictions on use.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph
Mountain View Public Library
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Description : Warehouse, 62 El Camino Real, Fire Zone #3. Source : 1 Page of 1: Photograph  Call Number : PHL S29 Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
Description : Warm Springs Grape Harvest 1880s. Black and white, copy. Call Number : 1996.3.6.13.34
Topics: californiarevealed, Alameda County (Calif.)--History, California--History, Local history,...
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (12 x 10 in.)
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Unknown
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Description : Property of old Warm Springs Hotel - fountain, taken June 9, 1932. (Collection of R.H. Cross. 215 Alvarado Rd., Berkeley, Ca). B/w, copy. Call Number : 1996.3.6.13.37
Topics: californiarevealed, Alameda County (Calif.)--History, California--History, Local history,...
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (12 x 10 in.)
Description : School class picture. Georgia Abel Leitch. Black and white, copy. Call Number : 1996.3.7.28.13
Topics: californiarevealed, Alameda County (Calif.)--History, California--History, Local history, Schools
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (7 x 10 in.)
Washington Township Museum of Local History
by Unknown
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Description : Warm Springs store. Black and white, copy. Call Number : 1996.3.6.13.51
Topics: californiarevealed, Alameda County (Calif.)--History, California--History, Local history, Homes,...
Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (12 x 10 in.)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Varsity Lacrosse player C. Sullivan practicing throwing a ball with a lacrosse stick
Topics: Lacrosse, Sullivan, C., College sports
Source: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb01-10-1968-01np
Carlsbad City Library
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Additional Title : No. 66: Warmouth Bass, Chaenobryttus gulosus [Gill] Jackson's Lake, Alabama Call Number : MS021_005_002_071
Topics: californiarevealed, Zoological illustration
Source: 1 Page of 1: Drawing (20 x 15 in.)
View of Warner Hall, ca. 1915.
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.)--Buildings, structures, etc., College buildings--Vermont, Middlebury College....
Source: Postcards, Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
National City Public Library
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Source: 1 Page of 1: Photograph (11 in. x 7 in.) Digitized by California Revealed .
Topics: californialightandsound, californiarevealed
George Washington University Libraries
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Text on photograph: "1950 Warwick Memorial building houses The George Washington University Cancer Clinic. Housed the George Washington University Hospital 1898 - 1948." Formerly photograph #PB-328
Topics: RG0031, University Historical Materials collection