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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote
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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter





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