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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
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