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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt





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