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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 9, 2019 Middlebury College
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Interview with Toni Morrison conducted by Bob Buckeye
Topics: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College, Morrison, Toni, Interviews, African American...
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Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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What has been termed the global religious revival has been broadly perceived as proving that religious identity is more powerful than national identity. A broad comparative analysis suggests that this perception of the two forms of group identity as opposed and weighted in favor of religion is overdrawn: it suggests that the religious revival has operated primarily within the confines of national groups and that even so-called universal religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and...
Topics: Religion, Sociology, Nation-states, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Nuovo's lecture explores the ways in which John Locke's religious outlook influenced how he thought about politics and toleration, in particular with respect to his notion of the law of nature and its unusual rigor, and the limits of toleration. Nuovo discusses the ways in which Locke's religious motives combined with other more worldly ones in his thinking on these themes and, more broadly, how these relate to his frequently repeated characterization of himself as a lover of truth and as a...
Topics: Locke, John, 1632-1704, Philosophy, Religion, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Research in occult practices actually revived during the Enlightenment. Using a segment of a book he is in the process of writing, Monod explores the reasons for occultism's positive image during this time period. Paul Monod is A. Barton Hepburn Professor of History at Middlebury College. This is his inaugural lecture. Filmed as a video; this is the audio portion only.
Topics: Enlightenment, Occultism, Gnosticism, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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An explanation of the strategic and political issues surrounding Iran's nuclear program, and the U.S. response. Farhang is an Iranian-born author and former diplomat. He served as revolutionary Iran's first ambassador to the United Nations and worked as a mediator in the early months of the Iran-Iraq war. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Topics: Nuclear nonproliferation, Nuclear nonproliferation--Goverment policy, Iran, Lectures, Middlebury...
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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Peck talks about his new book, and provides a picture of Jewish life and culture in Germany since reunification. Jeffrey Peck is Professor of Community, Culture and Technology at Georgetown University and a senior Fellow-in-Residence at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. Middlebury College. Rohatyn Center for International Affairs Middlebury College. Dept. of Religion Hillel Cook Commons
Topics: Jews, German Jews, Identity, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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The speakers discuss the situation of women in Afghanistan, the emergence of women as a political force, and the challenges to implementing the equal rights status in the new constitution, which Gailani helped to write. Gailani, chairperson of the Afghan Red Crescent Society, served as a delegate to the Emergency Loya Jirga -- The Grand Council -- of 2002, a gathering that elected Hamid Karzai as the President of Transitional Government of Afghanistan. Nirschel, founder of the Initiative to...
Topics: Women, Afghanistan, Politics, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
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Bleich argues that Muslims have been constructed as ethno-racial outsiders in Western Europe over the past twenty years. Although the term "Muslim" was scarcely applied to immigrant communities in the decades following World War Two, the late 1980s and then the early 21st century marked two significant turning points in European conceptions of Muslims. He also argues that this construction of images was a political process, with media, political, and civic elites contributing to...
Topics: Muslims, Ethnic relations, Islam, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 5, 2019 Middlebury College
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For decades, two assumptions have been part of the scientific understanding of global warming-(1) natural forces kept Earth's climate in a warm 'interglacial' state for several millennia, and (2) humans first began to alter this state during the industrial era (the last two centuries). Both of these assumptions are flawed: natural processes have been pushing climate toward a cooler, partly glaciated state for thousands of years, and emissions of greenhouse gases from early farming held off most...
Topics: Global warming, Climatic changes, Global environmental change, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury Special Collections
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Aditya Mahendra Raval, from the Class of 1998, is the State Department producer for ABC News. On 9-11, he was sent to cover the attack at the Pentagon. He served as an associate producer for the Justice Department beat specializing in covering civil liberties in the aftermath of the terrorist attack. In the run-up to the war in Iraq, he was sent to Cairo, Egypt to report on the Arab viewpoint. During the actual war, he was stationed at US Central Command Headquarters in Doha, Qatar reporting...
Topics: International relations, Diplomacy, United States, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Sacramento County Assessor Map Books
Jun 5, 2019 Sacramento County Assessor
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Topics: Sacramento County (Calif.), Sacramento County (Calif.) -- Maps, Sacramento County (Calif.) -- Land...
Source: folio
South San Francisco Historical Society
Feb 8, 2019 South San Francisco Historical Society
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Note: Due to original recording: loud clicking noise throughout in parts 3 and 4; high background noise. Call Number: SSF026; SSF027
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Sacramento County Assessor Map Books
Jan 11, 2019 Sacramento County Assessor
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Topics: Folsom (Calif.), Sacramento County (Calif.), Folsom (Calif.) -- Maps, Folsom (Calif.) -- Land and...
Source: folio
Sacramento County Assessor Map Books
Jan 8, 2019 Sacramento County Assessor
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There is an index in the back of the book. It is unclear who created this book, but it is possibly the Sacramento County Assessor.
Topics: Sacramento County (Calif.), Sacramento County (Calif.) -- Maps, Sacramento County (Calif.) -- Land...
Source: folio
Sacramento County Assessor Map Books
Jan 4, 2019 Sacramento County Assessor
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Topics: Galt (Calif.), Sacramento County (Calif.), Galt (Calif.) -- Maps, Galt (Calif.) -- Land and...
Source: folio
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Dec 7, 2018 Middlebury College
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Arthur Hertzberg delivers the inaugural Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies, examining the historical context that continues to form the religious and political atmosphere of the Middle East. In particular, he presents the Jewish and the Arab response to the Balfour Declaration of 1917. Hertzberg argues that progress toward peace in the Middle East would come only through agreements reached by means of intervention by the superpowers.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Arab nationalism, Jewish nationalism, Israel, Middle East --...
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Susannah Heschel delivers the 2007 Hannah A. Quint  Lecture in Jewish Studies.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Religion, Theology, Christianity, Drama, Jewish studies, Hannah A....
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Dec 6, 2018 Middlebury College
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Marcie Cohen Ferris delivers the 2005-2006 Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies. 
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, American food, Jewish culture, American South
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
Dec 6, 2018 Middlebury College
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James L. Kugel delivers the 2010 Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies on reading and interpreting the Bible
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Bible, Religion, Literature, Hannah A. Quint Lecture in Jewish Studies
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 12, 2018 Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
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1956 Paul D. Schreiber High School Jazz Band Concert.  April 23rd, 1956.  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topic: Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 12, 2018 Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
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1956 Paul D. Schreiber High School Band 25th annual concert.  March 17th, 1956.  Port Washington, N.Y.  Directed by George A. Christopher.
Topic: Paul D. Schreiber High School
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 11, 2018 Port Washington High School Band
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1954 - Port Washington High School Sousa Memorial Band Concert. November 24th, 1954. Port Washington, N.Y. Directed by George A. Christopher.
Topic: Port Washington High School Band
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 10, 2018 Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
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1957 - Paul D. Schreiber High School 26th Anniversary band concert. March 9th, 1957. Port Washington, N.Y. Directed by George A. Christopher.
Topic: Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 9, 2018 Bruce J. Wiley
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1958 - Paul D. Schreiber High School 27th anniversary band concert program.  March 15th, 1958.  Directed by George A. Christopher.  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topic: Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 9, 2018 Paul D. Schreiber High School Concert Band
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1958 - Paul D. Schreiber High School 27th anniversary band concert.  March 15th, 1958.  Directed by George A. Christopher.  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topic: Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 9, 2018 Bruce J. Wiley
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1956 - Paul D. Schreiber High School Silver Anniversary Band Concert.  Directed by George A. Christopher.  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topic: Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
Port Washington Performing Arts
Sep 2, 2018 Play Troupe of Port Washington
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1954 Play Troupe production of "Peter Pan".  Directed by Elmer Tangerman.  Staged by Ursula & Edwin Bostick.  Produced by Emily Spence & Molly Tangerman.  Feb. & March, 1954.  Main Street School, Port Washington, N.Y.  Interview with Linda Pollock Ives conducted in 2018 at the Port Washington Public Library.
Topics: Play Troupe of Port Washington, Peter Pan
Port Washington Performing Arts
Aug 19, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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1997 Varsity Choral Society Christmas concert. December 14th, 1997. Congregational Church. Manhasset, N.Y. Directed by Jerald B. Stone.
Topics: Choral, Christmas, Varsity Choral Society
Port Washington Performing Arts
Aug 13, 2018 Port Singers
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1983 Port Singers' production of "My Fair Lady".  May 7th, 1983.  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topics: Musical, Port Singers, My Fair Lady
Port Washington Performing Arts
Aug 12, 2018 Port Singers
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1984 Port Singers production of "Carousel". May 5th, 1984. Port Washington, N.Y.
Topics: Port Singers, Carousel, Rogers & Hammerstein
Port Washington Performing Arts
Aug 4, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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1991 Varsity Choral Society Christmas Concert. December 15th, 1991.  Directed by Jerald B. Stone. Congregational Church of Manhasset. Manhasset, N.Y.
Topics: Varsity Choral Society, Christmas
Port Washington Performing Arts
Aug 2, 2018 Frank Mazzilli
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Frank Mazzilli on the mandolin.  January 2nd, 1978.  Port Washington, NY.
Topic: Mandolin
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Bright light of day visible behind tall trees standing in forest.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Four men posing; older man wears dirt-covered overalls, two wear suits, and another with a dirty face wears button-up shirt, vest, and coat.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Vehicle driving towards the camera on a cloudy day on dirt road that runs through a forest landscape.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Two men in suits and ties lean against the side of a building, one's head is blurry.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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Four women, four men, and two children posed in open area of shipyard. One woman holds flowers, another's head is blurry from movement.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Grand stand full of spectators wearing hats.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018 Girard, Alexander C.
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Side view of S.S. Wishkah cargo ship in harbor with flags tied on the masts and steam billowing from ship.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Large crew working on construction of ship's upper deck.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018 MacKenzie, Colin S.
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Photograph of four photos including Chief Tahola of the Quinault tribe, the Chief's mother Princess Tahola, a view of North Beach, and canoes in the water with Natives on the beach with other canoes.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Carnival side show with audience watching two men on stage holding black man in chains.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Fourteen family members posing against ivy wall, two on the side are cut off.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Logs in shallow pond with group of people standing at lumber mill in background.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Bike leaning up against old wooden fence that surrounds residence with shake siding and clothesline on porch, address no. 308.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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Two men posing on machinery labeled "Detrick and Harvey Machine Co. Baltimore MD U.S.A."
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018
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View from across the water of worker on the top of ship hull no. 55. Image is fairly dark.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 31, 2018 Girard, Alexander C.
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Large rocks in the foreground of a large opening in seawall where light is shining through.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Port Washington Performing Arts
Jul 28, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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1991 Varsity Choral Society – Dido & Aeneus Excerpts.  Composed by Henry Purcell.  Libretto by Nahum Tate.  Musical direction by Jerald B. Stone.  Epilogue spoken by Lady Pamela P. Meadows.  Weber Jr. High School.  May 18th, 1991.  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topics: Varsity Choral Society, Henry Purcell, Baroque
Port Washington Performing Arts
Jul 28, 2018 Varsity Choral Society
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1991 Varsity Choral Society - Songs of Jean Ritchie. Weber Jr. High School. Musical direction by Jerald B. Stone. May 18th, 1991. Port Washington, N.Y.
Topics: Varsity Choral Society, Jean Ritchie
Port Washington Performing Arts
Jul 28, 2018 Paul D. Schreiber High School Band
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1957 Paul D. Schreiber H.S. Band concert featuring the Port Washington Rhythm Kings, Tommy Dumpson (5:20), Richard Valentino (10:20), Madeline Fisher (20:03), Emmanuel Bateman (26:35), Sal Vittichese (40:40), Bill Smith (49:50) and The Flames (57:59).  Port Washington, N.Y.
Topic: Paul D. Schreiber High School
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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An unknown schooner at dock.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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A posed dinner photo with unidentified people.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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The inside of an early sporting goods store.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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A group of ducks swimming in the shallow water just off shore.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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Frew Hewett with a large fish and fishing poles.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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A duckhunter and his catch.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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A man with two large fish.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018
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A baby posing by a potted plant.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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A baby staring into the camera.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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A child posing by a fur rug.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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A child dressed all in black posing for a picture.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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A child posing for a photo.
Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Portrait photographs
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives
Grays Harbor Photograph Collection
Jul 26, 2018 Pratsch, Charles R.
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Topic: Washington (State)
Source: Glass negatives; Group portraits