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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
William Yeingst





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