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Suffrage parade, New York City, May 6, 1912, digital id: cph 3g05585, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
 
     
     
 
Indian court, Federal Building, Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, 1939 : Pueblo turtle dancers from an Indian painting, New Mexico / Siegriest., Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
 
     
     
 
Frank and Frances Carpenter Collection. "Egypt. Village and pyramids during the flood-time." Between 1890 and 1900. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.
 
     
     
 
Hintermeister, Hy. The foundation of American government. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. LC-USZC4-2541
 
     
     
 
Telnaes, Ann. "Network sheep and war." February 14, 2003. Humors Edge: Cartoons by Telnaes. Library of Congress Exhibition.
 
     
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