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Each plate preceded by descriptive text
Topics: Gower Lodge (Windsor, Berkshire, England), Art, Art objects
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by Jurek, Wilhelm August, 1870-1934. cmp lyr; Renner family. dte; C.G. Röder (Firm) ltg prt; Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI
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For voice and piano
Topics: Songs with piano, Popular music, Airships, Air travel, Sankt Stephansdom (Vienna, Austria), Estaric...
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by Köpping, Otto, 1887-1926. cmp; Holthoff von Fassmann, Alexander, 1882- dte; Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI
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For piano
Topics: Marches (Piano), Popular instrumental music, Balloons (Aircraft), Military officers
AAPG Special Collections copy 39088009657206 purchased from R.W. Smith, bookseller
Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces, World War, 1914-1918
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by McGinness, Powter; Smith, Ray, bookseller. DSI
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Caricatures and cartoons
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by Deignan, H. G. (Herbert Girton), 1906-
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ANTH copy (39088007785397) has bookplate: From the Library of T. Dale Stewart
Cover-title
Topics: Indians of North America, Folklore, Indian
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by Weckler, J. E. (Joseph Edwin), 1906-
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"Selected bibliography": p. 65-67
Topic: Polynesians
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by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915
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Cover title
Topic: Illustrated children's books
Topics: Art, American, Art
Includes reprints of 3 documents with title American National Institute at Paris" (58th Cong., 2d sess. Senate. Doc. 126 and 121, and 59th Cong., special sess. Senate. Doc. 4). Also a reprint, without the plans, of Proposed American National Institute at Paris (56th Cong., 1st sess. Senate. Doc. 398)
Topics: American National Institute (Paris, France), Art, Art
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by Kervyn de Lettenhove, Henri Marie Bruno Joseph Léon, Baron, 1856-
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Bibliographical foot-notes
Topics: Art, World War, 1914-1918
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by Festival of American Folklife (1968 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution
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Cover title
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1968 : Washington, D.C.), Folklore, Folk festivals
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by Festival of American Folklife (1969 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution
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Wool products -- Pennsylvania -- Crafts -- Corn Products
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1969 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals, Wool, Corn
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by Festival of American Folklife (1970 : Smithsonian Institution); Smithsonian Institution
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Cover title
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1970 : Smithsonian Institution), Folklore, Folk festivals, Indians...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1971 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; Smithsonian Institution. Division of Performing Arts
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Union Workers -- Ohio -- Native Americans
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1971 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals, Labor unions, Indians of...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1972 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution
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Includes [16] p. of advertisements
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1972 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals, Blues (Music), Indians of...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1973 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Cover title
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1973 : Washington, D.C.), Folklore, Indians of North America,...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1978 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Festival, folklife and community -- Mexican communities -- Ethnic community -- Native American community -- Family folklore -- Children's folklore -- Occupational community -- Energy and community -- Regional communitiy
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1978 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals, Communities
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by Festival of American Folklife (1983: Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1983 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals, Folklore, Cookery, Marine...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1984 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Alaska's rich load of occupational folklife -- Adaptation and innovation in Tlingit and Haida salmon fisheries -- Smoking and curing fish in Alaska, Norwegian style -- Grandmotherly knowledge, grandfatherly knowledge: Alaska's traditional native arts -- Yupik dancing -- Alaska native oral tradition -- Folk arts and the elderly -- All of life's a stage: the aesthetics of life review -- Life not death in Venice: the Israel Levin Center project -- Black American urban culture -- Street dancing,...
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1984 : Washington, D.C.), Urban African Americans, Folk festivals,...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1985 : Washington, D.C.); United States. National Park Service; Smithsonian Institution
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1985 : Washington, D.C.), Folklore, Folk festivals, Kumbha Mela...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1986 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1986 : Washington, D.C.), Folklore, Folk festivals
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by Festival of American Folklife (1987 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1987 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals, Sociolinguistics, Folklore
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by Festival of American Folklife (1988 : Washington, D.C.); Vennum, Thomas; Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: American Folklore Society, Festival of American Folklife (1988 : Washington, D.C.), Folklore, Folk...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1989 : Washington, D.C.); Proschan, Frank; United States. National Park Service; Smithsonian Institution
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Editor from p. [3]
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1989 : Washington, D.C.), French Americans, Folklore, Folklore,...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1990 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1990 : Washington, D.C.), Protest songs, Folk festivals
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by Festival of American Folklife (1991 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Roots of rhythm and blues: the Robert Johnson era -- Family farming in the heartland -- Forest, field and sea: folklife in Indonesia -- Land in Native American cultures
Topics: Johnson, Robert, d. 1938, Festival of American Folklife (1991 : Washington, D.C.), Farmers, Family...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1992 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes the program for the Festival
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1992 : Washington, D.C.), Maroons, Indians, Folk festivals
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by Festival of American Folklife (1993 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1993 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals, Multiculturalism,...
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by Festival of American Folklife (1994 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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"Co-sponsored by the National Park Service"--T.p
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1994 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals
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by Festival of American Folklife (1995 : Washington, D.C.); Borden, Carla M; Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Includes bibliographies and discographies
Topics: Festival of American Folklife (1995 : Washington, D.C.), Indian women, Russian Americans, Folk...
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1998 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution; United States. National Park Service
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Wisconsin -- Pahiyas : a Philippine harvest -- The Baltic nations : Estonia, Latvia, and Estonia -- The Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin -- Festival concerts
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival (1998 : Washington, D.C.), Folk music, Folk festivals
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by Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)
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"Souvenir de l'Exposition universelle de Paris, 1889"--Cover
Topics: Exhibitions, Exposition universelle de 1889 (Paris, France)
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by Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration
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Cover-title
Topic: Glassware
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (34th : 2000 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Washington, D.C.: it's our home -- Tibetan culture beyond the land of snows -- El Río -- Special concerts
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2000 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals
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by Gelli, Jacopo, 1858-1935
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Topic: Bookplates, Italian
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (35th : 2001 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Bermuda Connections -- New York City at the Smithsonian -- Masters of the Building Arts -- Ralph Rinzler Memorial Concert -- Margaret Mead Centennial Concerts
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2001 : Washington, D.C.), Architecture, Architecture, Folk festivals
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (37th : 2003 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Scanning project
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2003 : Washington, D.C.), Folk festivals
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (39th : 2005 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Held June 23 - July 4, 2005
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Americans, Forest reserves, Hispanic Americans
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by Wallerstein, A. (Anton), 1813-1892. cmp; Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI; A. Hoen & Co. ltg
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statement of responsibility: A. Wallerstein
Topics: Polkas, Piano music, Popular instrumental music, Passenger trains, Balloons, Storms, Balloons...
Dates: 01/22-01/23,1917
Topic: Genthe, Arnold, 1869-1942
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by Smithsonian Folklife Festival (40th : 2006 : Washington, D.C.); Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Alberta at the Smithsonian -- Carriers of cultre, living natvie basket traditions -- Nuestra Música, Latino Chicago -- Been in the storm so long
Topics: Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2006 : Washington, D.C.), Basket makers, Basket making, Hispanic...
Topics: Flad, Johann Martin, (1831-1915), Jews, Ethiopian, Missions, Missions to Jews
Plates engraved by A. Giraldon
Topics: Germain, Pierre, Silverwork
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Binder's title: Bal[l]oon bulletins
Topics: Balloons, Aeronautics, Military
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by United States. Army Division of Military Aeronautics
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Binder's title: Bal[l]oon notes
Topics: Balloons, Aeronautics, Military
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by United States. Army Division of Military Aeronautics
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Binder's title: Bal[l]oon notes
Topics: Balloons, Aeronautics, Military
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by Cooper Union Library,former owner.DSI
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Trade literature
Topics: Brasswork, Hardware, Locks and keys, Screws, Decoration and ornament, Decoration and ornament
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by Burlington Fine Arts Club
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Collection of catalogs bound with above title
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by Burlington Fine Arts Club
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Collection of catalogs bound with above title
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by Burlington Fine Arts Club
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Collection of catalogs bound with above title
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by Burlington Fine Arts Club
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Collection of catalogs bound with above title
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by Burlington Fine Arts Club
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Collection of catalogs bound with above title
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by Burlington Fine Arts Club
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Collection of catalogs bound with above title
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by 880-01 Hishikawa, Moronobu, approximately 1618-approximately 1694
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Title from: Moronobu, Sukenobu ehon shoshi
Topic: Hardware
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by Smith, Mary, fl. 1766-1780; Jones, William, 1726-1800; Robinson, Nicholas. Christian philosopher; Rowning, J. (John), 1701?-1771. Compendious system of natural philosophy; Weinreb, Ben, 1912-1999, bookseller. DSI; Baxter, Andrew, 1686?-1750; Hodson, Francis, d. 1812; Fletcher, Thomas, fl. 1762-1779; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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Title devised by cataloger
Topics: Early works to 1800, Science, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics
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by Bartholomaeus, Anglicus, 13th century; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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On vellum with initials rubricated in red and blue; page one of text has two illuminated initial letters and marginal decorations with figures
Topics: Science, Medieval, Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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by 880-01 Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849
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Title missing
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by Shaw, George, 1751-1813; Nodder, Frederick Polydore, publisher; Nodder, Elizabeth, publisher; Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927, former owner. DSI; Anthony, C., former owner. DSI; Nodder, R. P. (Richard P.), fl. 1790-1820, ill
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Title devised by cataloger
Topics: Mollusks, Mollusks
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by Porfidus, Marcus Antonius; Burndy Library, donor. DSI
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Provenance: Bern Dibner (donor)
Topics: Physics, Ethics, Early works to 1800
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by Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955; Plunguian, Gina, former owner. DSI
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statement of responsibility: Albert Einstein,
Topics: Caricatures and cartoons, Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
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by 880-01 Okumura, Masanobu, 1686-1764
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Leaves 11-20 of v. 2 from the originally 5-volume set published in 1740
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by 880-01 Suzuki, Harunobu, 1725?-1770
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Appears to be leaves 22-40 of vol. 2 of 5-volume set
Topics: Women in art, Courtesans, Courtesans in art
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by 880-01 Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820; 880-09 Tani, Sogai, 1733-1823
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Vol. [1] (Jō) of 3-volume set
Topics: Social life and customs, Kitao, Shigemasa, 1739-1820
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by Krieghoff, William G., 1876-1930; Dale, Benjamin M., -1951
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Scrapbooks
Topics: Costume, History, Scrapbooks, Clothing and dress, Nobility, Military uniforms, World War,...
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by United States. Patent Office
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Binder's title
Topics: Phonograph, Phonograph, Patents
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by United States. Patent Office
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Topics: Phonograph, Phonograph, Patents
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by United States. Patent Office
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Topics: Phonograph, Phonograph, Patents
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by United States. Patent Office
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Topics: Phonograph, Phonograph, Patents
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by United States. Patent Office
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Topics: Phonograph, Phonograph, Patents
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by United States. Patent Office
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Topics: Phonograph, Phonograph, Patents
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by United States. Patent Office
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Topics: Phonograph, Phonograph, Patents